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Community development

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Strategy

City of Yarra volunteer strategy 2019-2023

Yarra City Council recognises the importance of volunteering in the social, environmental, cultural and economic fabric of the local community. Volunteering also provides health and wellbeing benefits to the volunteers themselves. This strategy sets out Council’s vision for volunteering in Yarra over the next four...
Strategy

Yarra City Council and Neighbourhood Houses partnership strategy and action plan 2018-2021

This partnership strategy was formulated by Yarra Neighbourhood Houses and representatives of Yarra City Council. The Neighbourhood Houses and Council have a mutual goal to engage with the Yarra community in determining the provision of equitable recreational, social, vocational training, environmental and other health and...
Report

Refugees rejuvenating and connecting communities

This report investigates a study of one refugee community, Hazara Afghans, and looks at the ways the Hazara contribute to and have become a part of the Port Adelaide Enfield area in Adelaide, South Australia.
Report

10 years beyond bushfires report

The 2009 bushfires in Victoria are commonly referred to as the ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires. This report presents an overview of the key learnings in the 10 years since the fires. The results show a strong individual and community capacity to recover from a disaster experience...
Strategy

Community-rooted economic inclusion: a strategic action playbook

The guidance in this playbook is derived from a pilot initiative implemented in Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Philadelphia between fall 2019 and January 2021. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), in collaboration with national and local funders, supported the implementation of community-rooted economic inclusion in...
Report

Build back stronger

Drawing on the contributions of over 50,000 citizens, the landmark report of Renew Normal: the People’s Commission on Life After COVID-19 says that without radical reform to build a stronger, more resilient and more united nation, the UK risks never recovering from the huge social...
Report

Re-engaging volunteers and COVID-19

Volunteers across Australia make a remarkable contribution to their communities. However, last year's COVID-19 restrictions hit volunteering hard. Volunteering Australia conducted a survey at the end of 2020, asking how the sector was faring. This report outlines the findings.
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Issues facing diaspora communities in Australia

During the course of this inquiry, a number of organisations emphasised the value of diaspora communities, the contributions they make to Australian society and their potential to positively impact Australia's relationship with their home countries. This report outlines some interesting findings about multicultural Australia.
Report

State of volunteering in Victoria 2020

This report provides the most contemporary overview of the value of volunteering in Victoria. The report shows the astounding economic value of volunteering, which is estimated to represent $60 billion of value to the state.
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Making a difference: libraries, lockdown and looking ahead

This report assesses the impact of public library services since the introduction of lockdown restrictions. The findings show that some 15 million adults in the UK used public library services in the period between March and June 2020. The positive impact of engaging with library...