September 16th, 2013
Regional communities are known for bouncing back after a disaster such as bushfires and floods. But sometimes ongoing issues can fly under the radar. And it's only when regional philanthropic groups or community foundations become involved that some of the issues are really tackled. But philanthropy in regional Australia is struggling. Bruce Argyle from Philanthropy Australia says the reason for the struggle is because funds and resources are limited. But once set up, community foundations can have a hugely beneficial effect on regional towns through economic or social programs, arts programs or even setting up things like power hubs.
Produced by Sonja Heydeman
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The Australian Government has announced a review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation.
Advocacy & Insight Manager, Krystian Seibert, outlines Philanthropy Australia's engagement with the review.