Albany Community Foundation: BIG Sleepout interview with Stacey Murnane

Last month, Albany community members contributed $35,000 toward the ACF Homelessness Fund – $20,000 over the initial target! Clare Gregory had a chat with Stacey Murnane of Albany Community Foundation to hear just how they did it! What encouraged people to donate to the ACF Homelessness Fund?Each year in August in the lead up to […]

The power of local action in a crisis: a COVID-19 case study on The Ballarat Foundation

In 2020, the COVID19 pandemic and public health response that included lockdowns led to an economic crisis that has played out throughout our communities. In the Victorian town of Ballarat, it was no different. The economic downturn meant job losses and financial hardship for many in the community. While the government provided significant support, many […]