With deep local knowledge and networks, they are ideally placed to partner with people seeking to support positive social change in local communities, especially in rural and regional areas, to build social equity in Australia and ensure the success of community development initiatives.
Local empowerment, community ownership and leadership, and a focus on place are central to the work of Community Foundations.
THESE STATISTICS WERE COMPILED USING DATA COLLECTED UP TO 30 JUNE 2018
This video is part of a series developed by the former Office for the Community Sector in the Victorian Government Department for Health and Human Services in collaboration with Community Foundations.
ACP acknowledges the Department’s support and kind permission for sharing this video.
Credit: State of Victoria
Today, they are more important than ever as civic institutions and democracy come under increasing pressure.
Learn more about how community foundations address social and community issues at a local level with local leadership on our Resources page.
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