Celebration planning starts for 2016 Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week

28 September, 2016: Nineteen groups will share just over $152,000 in grants to help celebrate and communicate the power of partnerships during this year’s Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week, which will be held from 5-11 December 2016.

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

Time and again, we see that the most vibrant communities have strong community groups either supporting those in need or driving towards stronger and more sustainable futures. Invariably, those groups have formed partnerships with philanthropic organisations, who share their vision for the future of their community.

Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week is an opportunity to showcase those kind of partnerships. These not-for-profit organisations and their partners are helping to build inclusive and resilient communities.

The Australian Government has provided $650,000 over three years to run Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week. It is supported through the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership and managed by Philanthropy Australia in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

The 19 recipients will receive up to $10,000 to celebrate their partnerships in a variety of ways. A number of them will research and produce a film or documentary highlighting the journey and impact of philanthropic support, while others will publish a book with a history or ‘story so far’ and case studies highlighting the impact of their collaborative partnerships. Most projects will also include an event as a platform to launch a film or book to illustrate the story of successful partnerships. Some of the recipients include:

  • Just Reinvest NSW (Aboriginal Legal Service NSW ACT Ltd) – Celebrating Bourke – stronger, safer, smarter kids, through an event that will recognise the positive impact that collaborative place-based partnerships are having on young people, men and women’s groups in Bourke, NSW.
  • Meercroft Care Inc. – Intergenerational Music Partnership Project will research and publish a report exploring the collaborative partnership between community aged care services and traditional child care services, and the overall benefits of musical play to promote health and wellbeing for participants in Devonport, Tasmania.
  • Otitis Media Group – Ear-resistible will develop a video highlighting the important fieldwork delivered by partners Earbus Foundation of Western Australia and Starlight Foundation, showcasing the outcomes and benefits of reducing childhood middle ear disease in regional Western Australia.
  • Victoria University will develop a media strategy and short promotional film to celebrate and share the achievements of the Australian Law for Islamic Community Leaders – A Dialogue, a partnership between The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, the Islamic Council of Victoria and the Scanlon Foundation that provides tailored training for Muslim community leaders, in Melbourne.

The full list of grants awarded is available below.

Community groups are encouraged to hold a celebration during the Week, even if they didn’t receive a grant. It is an opportunity to share knowledge and best practice and to strengthen or develop new relationships and partnerships. There are a number of tips and resources available on this CPPW website to help community groups, along with an events register. Groups are also encouraged to share what they are doing via the CPPWeek Facebook page and use @CPPWeek on twitter to help spread the word of the power of philanthropy working in partnership with communities across Australia.

  Organisation Project Location Amount
1 Just Reinvest NSW (Aboriginal Legal Service NSW ACT Ltd) Celebrating Bourke – stronger, safer, smarter kids

Host a community event to recognise the positive impact that collaborative place-based partnerships are having on young people, men and women’s groups.

Bourke, NSW $10,000
2 Renew Newcastle Ltd Renewing Newcastle

Create a transportable interpretive exhibition, highlighting a unique local partnership model that is achieving positive outcomes for both property owners and community groups.

Newcastle, NSW $10,000
3 Ashford Business Council (ABC) Inc Food for thought – A celebration lunch for collaboration between the ABC, 2 Rivers and friends

Hold a lunch to celebrate the collaboration and showcase the variety of skills the two organisations and other local groups bring to the community through their partnerships.

Ashford, NSW $10,000
4 Access Community Services Partnerships – A building block to success

Run a Community Day to showcase and acknowledge philanthropic partnerships, highlighting the impact this support has on the lives of newly arrived refugees and migrants settling in south-east Queensland.

Logan, Qld $9,874
5 Red Ridge

(Interior Queensland) Limited

Power of Partnerships forum at Channel Country Ladies Day Event

Conduct a series of workshops and develop a short video to demonstrate the power of partnerships between grassroots community groups and philanthropy in creating strong and vibrant events, places and lifestyles.

Betoota, Qld $8,000
6 Suited to Success Inc Steps to work – celebrating the power of partnerships for success

Develop a targeted partnership strategy, run an Open Day and create a short film ‘Partners for Success’ to visually demonstrate the value of diverse collaborations in helping clients overcome employment barriers.

Brisbane, Qld $10,000
7 Anglicare SA Ltd Growing Acorns

Media students from University of Adelaide will produce two videos showcasing philanthropic partners and explaining the impact of their support, to encourage other philanthropic donors to consider partnering.

Adelaide, SA $10,000
8 Riverland Youth Theatre Acting Up

“Act-UP” involves a showcase, lunch and open-house tour for existing and potential partners, to celebrate their support and demonstrate how it has assisted children and young people in their creative endeavours.

Renmark, SA $6,445
9 Meercroft Care Inc Intergenerational Music Partnership Project

Research and publish a report exploring the collaborative partnership between community aged care services and traditional child care services, and the overall benefits of musical play to promote health and wellbeing for participants.

Devonport, Tas $4,550
10 Tamar Region Natural Resource Management Strategy Reference Group Inc On the right track – North Esk Ribbon of Blue River Trail 25th Anniversary

Create a touring photographic exhibition, supporter’s luncheon and community day to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the North Esk Ribbon of Blue Project, showcasing the legacy of business and community partnerships maintained over 25 years.

Launceston, Tas $4,960
11 Community Living & Respite Care Echuca Moama Opening Doors to Opportunity

Develop a digital story to showcase the achievement of its Ambassadors within the local community and demonstrate how this support has had a direct, practical and positive impact for people living with a disability.

Echuca, Vic $2,590
12 Kidsafe Victoria Partnering to make a safer world for kids

Host a dinner to showcase and acknowledge existing partnerships, share collaborative learnings and encourage new partnerships and collaborations to help address issues leading to unintended childhood injuries.

Melbourne, Vic  

$5,000

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Tarra Festival Committee Yarram and surrounds Community Needs and Philanthropy Register

Create a website and community register to facilitate greater sharing of information and coordination of volunteers, resources and equipment between local community groups in the Yarram region.

Yarram, Vic $9,700
14 The Community Foundation for Bendigo & Central Victoria Celebrate Big Give

Develop a digital story and formally evaluate the first Big Give event to demonstrate the overall benefits to the community through the philanthropic and business partnerships involved, and share information with groups that fundraised using Big Give platform.

Bendigo, Vic $9,400
15 Victoria University Australian Law for Islamic Community Leaders – A Dialogue

Develop a media strategy and short promotional film to celebrate and share the achievements of the successful partnership between The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, the Islamic Council of Victoria and the Scanlon Foundation to provide tailored training for Muslim community leaders.

Melbourne, Vic $9,995
16 Kalyuku Ninti – Puntuka Ngarra Ltd Strong Partnerships achieve great outcomes

Create a short film celebrating successful partnerships that have resulted in significant social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits, as well as demonstrating the value of sustained partnerships between Indigenous communities, government, corporate and community sectors.

Martu, WA $10,000
17 Otitis Media Group Ear-resistible – the Earbus and Starlight Partnership in regional WA

Develop a video highlighting the important fieldwork delivered by partners Earbus Foundation of Western Australia and Starlight Foundation, showcasing the outcomes and benefits of reducing childhood middle ear disease in regional Western Australia.

 

Kalgoorlie, WA

$9,800
18 Wongan Community Care Inc Summing it up – How the sum became greater than the parts

Develop a digital story to share with parents, volunteers, community groups, service organisations and the wider community celebrating community outcomes that were made possible through collaboration to support people with disabilities and/or living in disadvantaged circumstances.

Wongan Hills, WA $2,500
19 Darwin Asylum Seeker Support Advocacy Network (DASSAN) The DASSAN Story

Document and develop an exhibition about the strong partnerships that have enabled DASSAN to provide support and advocacy for asylum seekers at the Wickham Point Immigration Detention Centre over the past six years.

Darwin, NT $10,000
Total $152,814