Get ready to celebrate the wonderful things that happen when community and philanthropy come together...

Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week
20 - 26 November 2017
Let's Celebrate

This is a chance for grassroots community groups and their philanthropic partners to showcase and promote the great things they have achieved together in cities and regions across Australia. It is also an opportunity to share knowledge and best practice, and to strengthen or develop new relationships and partnerships.

This is the third year of the initiative, which culminates in a week-long celebration - 20 to 26 November 2017 with the theme building stronger communities together.

In 2016, nineteen community groups in urban and rural areas shared just over $152,000 in grants to help celebrate and communicate the power of partnerships during Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (CPPW).

Each of the projects funded shined the spotlight on the many diverse ways that community groups are making an impact in their communities, with support from philanthropic partners.

You can find out what each of the grant recipients did to showcase the power of partnerships on the Let's Celebrate page to gain inspiration for your own celebration for CPPW 2017. We've even got some tips to help you plan a great event and how to promote it. These are just a start... let your imagination go.

Once again, grants are available to enable a variety of activities and events designed and run by local community organisations to highlight and promote what has been achieved around Australia, thanks to strong partnerships between the groups and those that support and work with them.

Community groups are encouraged to hold a celebration during the Week, even if they don't receive a grant.

Keep an eye out for who will be this year's grant recipients on the CPPW Facebook  page and via @CPPW on twitter.

You can also keep us posted and share your story on the work you are doing in partnership with philanthropy via Facebook or @CPPW and us the #CPPWeek hastag.

Help us spread the word of how the power of philanthropy working in partnership is helping to build stronger communities across Australia.

And if you're stuck for ideas on how to build a great partnership read some case studies for inspiration.


Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week is an initiative supported through the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership and managed by Philanthropy Australia, in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

Ready to find out more? Get started today!

Explore the site for inspiration and discuss ideas with your group or get in touch if you have questions.