Grant recipients showcase building stronger communities together

11 Sept 2017: The Hon. Christian Porter during his keynote address at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit announced that 21 community organisations would receive grants totalling $160,000 to promote collaborative partnerships between community groups and their business partners. 

This funding is part of the Government’s $650 000 investment over three years for the Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week, delivered by Philanthropy Australia in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

“This important week, which will run from 20 to 26 November, will see the results of each recipient’s grant—up to $10,000—to produce a film, book, video or event to showcase their partnerships with local business and what their partnership has achieved for the community,” the Minister said.

Philanthropy Australia and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal welcomes the Minister’s announcement.

CEO of Philanthropy Australia, Sarah Davies, said that the diversity of recipients reflects the myriad of groups that work together every day to build stronger and more inclusive communities.

“Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week is a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the work they do, showcase effective collaboration, as well as strengthen or develop new relationships and partnerships,” said Ms Davies.

Natalie Egleton, CEO of the Foundation of Rural and Regional Renewal says there are many great examples among this year’s recipients of groups that are doing fantastic work coming together to address needs within their community.

“While people often consider philanthropy as giving money, that’s only part of it. It’s just as important for individuals and groups to lend their time as volunteers, and to bring their knowledge, networks and skills to help create strong, sustainable solutions.”

You can view the full media announcement and list of grant recipients on the CPPW website.

Groups are encouraged, even if they have not received a grant, to share what they are doing to build stronger communities together 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.

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