Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation recognises the importance of strengthening community resilience to major social and health challenges, especially in the context of climate change.
Communities with high levels of connection, social cohesion, an understanding of their strengths and vulnerabilities and equitable access to resources and systems are often better-equipped to respond to and recover from extreme weather events, natural disasters and other major emergencies.
In supporting communities to cultivate these attributes, the Foundation also aims to reduce the disproportionate impact of these events on those who experience disadvantage, marginalisation or discrimination.
The Foundation acknowledges the critical importance of focusing on health equity – where everyone has an equal opportunity to attain their full health potential – and challenging discriminatory structures and practices to strengthen community resilience and cohesion.
The Foundation is working towards achieving the following outcomes (click each one to learn more):
Does your organisation's work align with the outcomes of this Impact Area?
Learn about Grants Program and speak to Harriet McCallum, Program Manager - Healthy & Resilient Communities.
Learn more about the issues affecting our community
Our Greater Melbourne Vital Signs Report provides a snapshot of the health, wellbeing and vitality of Greater Melbourne. The report identifies positive aspects of our community, as well as the issues we face, and informs the Foundation's strategy.