Strategic Partnerships

Taking a systems-change approach to addressing the underlying causes of inequality and inequity through collaboration and supporting the identification and trialling of new approaches.

Funds under this grant type will seek to support longer term impact on a key issue or problem and will take a collaborative approach to better understand the root causes of social problems, and test new ways of addressing these.

Strategic Partnerships will focus on areas that contribute to one or more of the following:

  • Taking a systems-change approach to addressing the underlying causes of inequality and inequity (including support for key research and advocacy).
  • Supporting delivery of key work which contributes towards place-based change, in particular:
    • Building social capital and supporting people to shape their own community; or
    • Enabling and catalysing the social economy and community wealth building.
  • Supporting co-design initiatives which seek to elevate community voice on critical issues which matter to them, and partner in the testing and trailing of solutions.
  • Support to innovate and catalyse new ideas through ideation and experimentation.
    • Ideation: Starting with posing a problem and supporting the development and testing of an idea.
    • Experimentation: Assisting an emerging idea to be further developed and tested.
  • Contribute towards key outcomes of other Give Where You Live change initiatives such as Feed Geelong and G21 Region Opportunities for Work, and which do not fall within standard annual grant rounds.

Further information, and key definitions, are available in the attached.

This is a closed non-competitive grant round. We do not take applications for this grant fund however queries can be forwarded to

Current partnerships:


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