Community Investment Collaborations
The University of Wollongong has a longstanding history of supporting its multiple local communities with the intention of creating positive social impact. In recent years, the University of Wollongong has created the Community Investment Program in order to maximise the potential of our assistance within communities. Through this program UOW hopes to support regional communities, with a focus on cultural, environmental and economic developments. UOW recognises its social responsibility to local communities and hopes to make a real difference through the sponsorship of a variety of programs.
Bundanon Trust was established in 1993 and since then has supported arts practice and engagement from its location on the banks of the Shoalhaven River. Bundanon Trust is a unique organisation, promoting both the value of the land through the conservation of its landscape and a variety of art disciplines through the education, exhibition and performance programs that occur here. UOW has been an active partner of Bundanon Trust since 2008 and looks forward to continuing this relationship in years to come. Read more at the UOW Newsroom: Creative arts high on the agenda in Bundanon Trust collaboration.
Illawarra Academy of Sport
The University of Wollongong has been in partnership with the Illawarra Academy of Sport for 29 years, since helping with the establishment of the Academy in 1985. With the support of UOW the Illawarra Academy of Sport encourages sporting excellence both within the Illawarra and Australia as a whole. The Academy recognises that there is an inequality of sporting opportunities for those living in regional areas as opposed to metropolitan areas and aims to ‘level the playing field’. The Illawarra Academy of Sport is passionate about helping young people reach their full sporting potential and does so through programs such as Sport Specific Scholarship programs for young athletes. Success stories include Emma McKeon who secured gold with her swimming in the Rio Olympics this year.
Southern Stars Arena Spectacular
Southern Stars encourages the development of the Performing Arts in Public Schools across New South Wales. The University of Wollongong is a Star Sponsor of the Southern stars program, supporting cultural enrichment in not only the local community but NSW as a whole.
Inaugural National Indigenous Football Championships
The University of Wollongong was happy to support the first instance of the National Indigenous Football Championships, at the Shoalhaven Sporting Complex in November 2016. The Wreck Bay Football Club along with other state-wide football associations came together to maximise Indigenous Football participation opportunities while creating career pathways for Indigenous Football Players and coaches. The intention was to use football to create a positive social impact and encourage social development in areas such as education, employment and health.
Wollongong Conservatorium of Music
The Wollongong Conservatorium of Music was established in 1972 and has had a close relationship with the University of Wollongong for many years. The Conservatorium aims to provide high quality musical education to people of all ages and musical capabilities. The Conservatorium offers lessons, supports school programs and engages with the community through the Community Band Program. Over 40 concerts per year are staged by the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music each year. Visit the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music to learn more.
Illawarra Business Chamber
The University of Wollongong encourages the assistance of regional businesses through its partnership with the Illawarra Business Chamber. This is a not for profit business support organisation that encourages the success of businesses in the Illawarra through providing them with access to a range of entitlements, services and products. Find out more about the Illawarra Business Chamber.