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Restorative Practice Seminar Series 2022

Screen Shot John Braithwaite Video 2020

NED Foundation has been supporting monthly Restorative Practice (RP) community of practice Zoom gatherings.

This initiative now evolves into a bimonthly seminar series, as a way of enabling Restorative Practitioners to share their personal stories and challenges in their specific streams of RP.

The schedule for 2022 and into 2023 is now online. A page has been created to convey information about the sessions and to allow you to express interest in receiving an invitation. The page is on our associated site, Australian Restorative Mapping.

Coming up next, on 10 Feb, John Braithwaite will be sharing his story of 'Peace making in Afghanistan and Bougainville'

Click through to go into the Restorative Practice Seminar Series page


The NED Foundation Supports Evolutionary Community-Focused Projects

If you have an idea that can contribute to our goals we would love to hear from you. Unlike the usual competitive process of most granting programs we offer to help you develop your project and will also support you in writing and submitting your application.

Community grants of up to $10,000 are currently available to small community based organisations or individuals who are interested in working with us on projects that build human potential, implement restorative practices and sustain our planet.

Supported Projects - A Sample of 3

Daylesford Repair Cafe

In 2017 NED Foundation supported Nikki Marshall on interconnected localising initiatives across Hepburn shire.

The project focuses on three interconnected localising initiatives: Compiling and promoting ‘Where to go to get it'; Skills training in website administration, e-news and social media for Localising Leanganook; Initiating a food mapping exercise across Hepburn shire.

Through this relocalising work community networks have expanded, a variety of activities are on offer such as climate action campaigns and reclaiming democracy projects, and regenerative food production knowledge is shared.

Where the Water Starts, Facebook Header

In 2020, NED Foundation provided funding to Mandy King to support completion and promotion of her film “Where the Water Starts”.

The primary objective of the film is to support the campaign by Aboriginal campaigner Richard Swain to protect Kosciuszko National Park and in particular to highlight the damage caused by feral horses which are currently protected within the park.

From the project Facebook Page:

'Where The Water Starts is a documentary at Post Production stage. An Indigenous man and his partner fight to defend the fragile ecology of the Kosciuszko National Park, after a decade of drought followed by the catastrophic fires of 2019-20.'

Image Credit: Milingimbi Womens’ Group

In 2018 NED Foundation funded Milingimbi Womens' Group to organise a bicycle ride from Darwin to Alice Springs.

The aim of the ride was to build relationships between young men and elders and to develop confidence and self esteem in the group.

The funding provided tents, petrol money, food and some safety equipment.

NED Project Grants


The NED Foundation Supports Restorative Practice

Restorative practice is a strategy that seeks to repair relationships that have been damaged, including those damaged through bullying. It does this by bringing about a sense of remorse and restorative action on the part of the offender and forgiveness by the victim. The NED Board has an interest in encouraging and supporting the adoption of Restorative Justice practices in Australia. The founder of NED, Ned Iceton was instrumental in bringing the value of this work to the attention of the NED community.

The NED Foundation Supports The Social Developers' Network

What is The Social Developer's Network (SDN)?

The Social Developers' Network is a non-profit, free association of people with a commitment to personal and social development.
Social Developers meet at national and regional workshops, to contribute and share knowledge and experiences.
Between workshops Social Developers keep in touch in person, by phone and mail, and online.

In 1975 two long-standing friends, John Russell from Melbourne and Ned Iceton from Armidale organized a first workshop ...