The Greater Charitable Foundation believes that collaboration is key to the success of the philanthropic sector. As such, we are passionate about encouraging and facilitating collaboration between our charity partners as well as participating in collaborative initiatives ourselves, with other organisations undertaking life-changing work in our communities. From 2016-2018, we joined more than 8 different funding bodies - representing the State Government and philanthropic sectors - who collaborated to support a community initiative of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) known as Innovation for Community Impact (I4CI). The I4CI program focused on addressing pressing and persistent social issues facing communities in 10 regional NSW LGAs situated in the Hunter and Mid North Coast regions.
We were also part of the Hunter Corporate Collaborative (HCC), an initiative that brought together 8 Hunter-based organisations to participate in collective community giving, knowledge-sharing and support. In early 2019, HCC provided over $100,000 in funding to assist the region's farming community as they battled with the ongoing drought. Upper Hunter Community Services (UHCS) and Singleton Neighbourhood Centre (SNC) were the two organisations who received funding from this initiative. UHCS established a counselling and laundry service to support families experiencing the drought, whilst SNC delivered workshops on training in basic business and marketing operations so that participants gained the knowledge and practical skills to successfully diversify their income.
Representatives from the eight Hunter-based organisations which formed Hunter Corporate Collaborative.