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Building our knowledge through research

The Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation's past, present and future work is informed by our research. The Foundation is committed to researching community need, the role of philanthropy and measuring the impact of our work.

VitalSigns

In 2014, Melbourne was the first Australian capital city to participate in the international Vital Signs project; a comprehensive community report on key indicators assessing the quality of life, health and wellbeing of the city. The report, commissioned by the Foundation, identifies current and emerging issues in seven key areas that concern the community; homelessness, ageing, youth, food security, environment, arts and health.

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Commissioned Research Reports

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Ageing Well in Three 
Culturally and 
Linguistically Diverse 
(CALD) Communities

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Time of Our Lives? 
Building Opportunity 
and Capacity for the 
Economic and Social 
Participation of Older 
Australian Women

   

 

Funded Research Reports

Education & Employment 

Indig Care Leavers Report 2016

Indigenous Care 
Leavers in
Victoria (Monash
University - 2016)

Towards social inclusion2016 reportTHUMB

Towards social
inclusion 
beyond the
school gates for 
young
people with disability: 
developing a future
model for 
growth 
and transferability
(Beyond the
School Gates - 2016) 

KoorieYouthSummitTHUMB

Koorie Youth Summit 
Ideas Report 
(Youth Affairs Council 
of Victoria - 2016)

 

 

KaChingReport THUMB

Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation 
Impact Report 
(Documentary Australia 
Foundation - 2016)

 KYS2015THUMB

 Koorie Youth Summit 
Report (Youth
Affairs Council 

of Victoria - 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy & Cohesive Communities

DignityDebtTHUMB

Dignity and Debt: 
Aged Care Clients
in Financial
 Hardship 
Initiative (Financial
and Consumer Rights
Council Inc - 2016)

DVV Interventions FamilyViolenceTHUMB

Expanding early
interventions in

family violence 
in Victoria

(Domestic Violence 
Victoria - 2016)
 

 ElderAbuse THUMB

The Older Person’s
Experience: 
Outcomes
of Interventions into

Elder Abuse
(Council on the 
Ageing Victoria - 2016)

 

 

 

Homelessness & Affordable Housing

 LGBTI Homelessness ResearchTHUMB

LGBTI Homelessness: 
Preliminary findings
on risks, 
service
needs and use. 
Stage 1 Report
(University of
Melbourne - 2017)

 

SHM OpenAccessServicesEvaluationReportTHUMB

Open Access Services
Evaluation: An
Appraisal
of Four Open
Access 
Centres in
Melbourne 
(Sacred
Heart Mission - 2016)

HAAG IndepednetLiving2016 THUMB

Independent Voices: 
Collecting and
recording the
experiences 
of
older residents of 
Independent Living Units 
in Victoria (Housing for 
the Aged Action
Group - 2016)

HAAG HomeDiversity2016 THUMB

A Home for Diversity: 
Building the Capacity 
of Homelessness 
Services 
to Meet the 
Needs of Older 

CALD Victorians 
(Housing for the Aged 
Action Group - 2016)

 HAAG RiskHomelessness THUMB

At Risk of
Homelessness:

Preventing
Homelessness in

Older Culturally and
Linguistically Diverse
Communities 
(Housing for the Aged 
Action Group - 2016)

 

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Women's Homelessness 
Prevention Project: 
Keeping Women and 
Children Housed 
(Justice Connect 
Homeless Law - 2015)

Related: Two Year
Impact Summary (2016)

 

 

Sustainable Melbourne

FoodPrintMelb16 THUMB 

Melbourne's Food Future: 
Planning a resilient city 
foodbowl Final Report

(Victorian Eco Innovation 
Lab, 
The University of 
Melbourne - 2016)

FoodPrintMelb Jun16 THUMB

Melbourne's FoodPrint:
What does it take to
feed a city?
(Victorian Eco Innovation 
Lab, 
The University of 
Melbourne - 2016)

FoodPrintMelb Dec15 THUMB 

Melbourne’s Foodbowl:
Now and at seven million
(Victorian Eco Innovation 
Lab, 
The University of 
Melbourne - 2016)

ClimateNation2016 THUMB

Climate of the Nation 2016
Australian Attitudes 
on Climate Change

(The Climate Institute - 2016) 

 

 YRKA ActforYarra2016 THUMB

Let's Act for the Yarra 
(Environmental Justice 
Australia & Yarra Riverkeeper's 
Association - 2016)