Video: The Australia Post logo sits in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Waves roll onto a wide golden beach.
Text reads, "Introducing SalTy Souls: a 2020 Australia Post Community Grant Recipient."
People wade, swim and surf in the sea. A blonde woman wearing a SalTy Souls shirt is interviewed. Text: Tamara Smith, Co-founder of SalTy Souls Legacy.
Boys and girls wearing SalTy Souls T-shirts hold surfboards. A black marquee is emblazoned "www.saltysoulslegacy.org. A table under the marquee holds food and sunscreen. On the beach, children sit on boards. In the low surf, they practice getting to their feet on surfboards.
Audio: Tamara Smith: SalTy Souls Legacy offers underprivileged young people a six-week learn-to-surf and we also provide them the surfing equipment to continue on and a surfboard of their very own. Our mission is to make sure that all children from vulnerable families, disadvantaged backgrounds, all get the same opportunity and can re-engage into a community. We have so many children, from being bullied to children with autism, cerebral palsy. But no matter what, they're just gaining this new self-confidence and it just helps them to have better role models and hopefully, then, better life choices.
Video: A child paddles out to sea. A man in a cap is interviewed. Text: Craig Scrase, Member of SalTy Souls Community.
On the beach, adults talk with kids. A participant speeds along a wave.
Audio: Craig Scrase: The child that I look after, Dan, was making some poor choices and SalTy Souls came along as an opportunity for him to just experience a better way in life and see better people and better surroundings and just enjoy his environment.
Video: Adults and kids head into the ocean with their boards. Kids paddle out and surf in. Two kids grip hands and bump shoulders.
Audio: Tamara Smith: We have mentors, counsellors, caseworkers who are actually all part of it, so they're having these informal discussions with the children. They've all got their own stories and they've all got their own journeys but they're able to connect through SalTy Souls.
Video: A blonde woman in a pink top is interviewed. Text: Jane Ciesiolka, Member of SalTy Souls Community.
Audio: Jane Ciesiolka: I think 'cause we're new to the area, it was like a big family. And living on the beach, you learn to surf, which he wouldn't have had the opportunity to.
Video: On the beach, Tamara chats with a woman and a teen. Her interview continues. Lying on his board, a small boy rides through frothing water. Kids carry their boards from the water. They eat fish and chips under the marquee. A boy riding a surfboard raises his hands high for the camera. A girl riding on her stomach smiles and gives a thumbs-up. Kids head into the water with their boards.
Audio: Tamara Smith: Just the feedback that we get from the parents - how we are changing their lives, they're performing better at school. SalTy Souls runs through our veins, and it's with the help and support from Australia Post that creates these opportunities for these kids. We need these funds to get those kids standing tall. When you look at them on a wave and you see their faces light up or you see them just walking their board down to the beach and running into that water, you can take pride in knowing that you created this. Because of you, they will stand tall.
Video: In the shallows a boy stands up on his board. A boy is interviewed on the beach. He rides a wave.
Audio: Boy: It's just a loving community and everyone's always here for you.
Tamara Smith: Thank you, Australia Post, for our 2020 Community Grant.
Video: In the surf, bigger kids check on smaller kids. The whole group wave from the beach.
Audio: SalTy Souls Group: When we connect, we feel better!
Video: The white Australia Post logo appears on a red screen. Text: austpost.com.au/grants.