Supporting access to learning opportunities.
Supporting young and older people to access education and work.
Ganbina's successful regional job pathways program for Indigenous youth will be extended to the La Trobe Valley in 2020.
Education & Employment
Back to School
Banksia Gardens Community Services are implementing an innovative program to re-engage students aged 9 -12 years back into education.
Good Cycles' City Services
Good Cycles will soon deliver city services via cargo bikes as part of its transitional employment model for at-risk youth.
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We also address critical issues facing our community across Environment & Sustainability; Healthy & Resilient Communities and Homelessness & Affordable Housing.
Backyard farmers will be opening their gates to inspire & educate the community on the benefits of urban agriculture.
Environment & Sustainability
Ready2Go Disaster Resilience Program
Safeguarding vulnerable, isolated residents in times of natural disaster and extreme weather.
Healthy & Resilient Communities
The redevelopment project aims to reduce the number of youth sleeping rough & break the cycle of entrenched homelessness.
Homelessness & Affordable Housing
Our library of impact stories highlights our work across the four Impact Areas
Transitioning towards a low-carbon economy, building a sustainable food system and protecting water eco-systems.
Supporting connected, inclusive and resilient communities.
Increasing the supply of affordable housing and preventing homelessness through early intervention initiatives.
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As Australia’s oldest and largest independent community foundation, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation inspires philanthropy to create positive social change.
Inspiring philanthropy for 95 years
Celebrating & recognising the Foundation's contribution to the health & wellbeing of Melbourne.
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Community foundations bring people, ideas & resources together to build & strengthen communities.
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Over the past five years, almost $46 million has been granted to charities in Greater Melbourne.
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Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has announced it has provided grants worth $10.4 million to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across greater Melbourne at its recent Inspiring Philanthropy Celebration.
Throughout the year we celebrated the important contribution and impact of community philanthropy, and the wonderful contribution Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has made to Melbourne for 95 years.