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Staying the course for generational change with Children’s Ground

English Family Foundation Fri, 31 May 2024

Children’s Ground is designed to change the status quo – led by First Nations people and the oldest knowledge systems in the world to achieve radical reform for First Nations children over a 25-year period.

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First Nations leadership boosted at Philanthropy Australia

Leah Armstrong, Acting Chair, First Nations Governance Committee, Philanthropy Australia Fri, 31 May 2024

Philanthropy’s peak body has been on a journey in the past 20 years to support ‘more and better’ philanthropy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations. As we reflect on the Reconciliation Week 2024 theme of ‘Now more than ever’, Philanthropy Australia announces its expanded First Nations Governance Committee, a Board Sub-Committee. Here, Acting Chair, Leah Armstrong, introduces its members and goals.

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Disaster-hit communities helped to get going again by RACQ workers turned volunteers

Allison Harding Fri, 3 May 2024

The RACQ Foundation was established in the wake of the 2011 Brisbane floods and Tropical Cyclone Yasi. Since then, the Foundation has continued to support communities from the outback to the coast, pledging more than 33,000 volunteering hours to deliver its Community Assistance Projects.

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Australian Philanthropy Awards 2024 – in pictures

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 19 Apr 2024

Take a look at some of the highlights and key moments from the Australian Philanthropy Awards Showcase event including guests, award recipients, finalists, presenters and more.

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Mother Earth loan – an agribusiness finance model that cares for Country

Paul Girrawah House, Co-founder of the Waluwin Foundation Fri, 9 Feb 2024

The Mother Earth loan is designed to support the purchase of freehold title farmlands by First Nations farmers to revive traditional practices. It’s based on similar modelling to HECS, where repayments are due when Mother Earth is ‘healthy and able to share’ and payments are paused or significantly reduced when ‘Mother is struggling and needs time to heal’. Paul Girrawah House, one of the founders of the Waluwin Foundation, explains how it can work, its benefits and the role philanthropy can play.

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Q&A with Penny Dakin, outgoing CEO of ARACY: ‘Philanthropy’s willingness to be brave and bold will be key’

Fri, 15 Dec 2023

Philanthropy and government have come together to improve the wellbeing and opportunities of children and young people in what could be the largest ever structured collaboration between the sectors in the country’s history. The Investment Dialogue for Australia’s Children is shaping up as an unprecedented, long-term, integrated approach to support young people and their families to thrive – with community and First Nations voices to be at its heart. ARACY - Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth is acting as the Strategic Convenor of this important initiative.

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Investment Dialogue for Australia’s Children gets under way at Canberra roundtable

Fri, 8 Dec 2023

Philanthropy and government have come together in what could be the largest ever structured collaboration between the sectors in the country’s history. Formalised this week in Canberra, the Investment Dialogue’s collective aim is to improve the wellbeing of children, young people and their families by working with communities to reduce intergenerational disadvantage in Australia. The initiative is shaping up as an unprecedented, long-term, integrated and community-led approach to supporting children, families and communities to thrive.

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