Community and Social Welfare
This is a very broad sector of funding, and covers many areas of community need. Support is given to new ideas to address poverty, disadvantage, homelessness, mental health and inequality. There is a strong focus on strengthening the community’s ability to deal with those in need, aiming to improve the general welfare of individuals, groups and communities. The Trustees are guided by current community concerns, and this is monitored by considering the enquiry forms we receive, in addition to maintaining a strong relationship with leaders within the not-for-profit sector. Within this sector, the Trustees also ensure they provide support to national emergencies, such as drought and bushfires. At times, this will be on-the-ground support in the early stages after an emergency, or may be medium term strategies to enable the community to rebuild and recover.