It's Our Place - A Collective Impact Session

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  • Wollongong Campus
    Building 21, Room G08

The Australian Social Investment Trust hosts ‘It's Our Place’ - a whole-of-community initiative that works alongside communities experiencing intergenerational disadvantage. Together, we work to break the cycle of disadvantage to create happier, healthier, more sustainable communities.

It's Our Place tackles complex social issues collectively by bringing together multiple government, non-government, businesses, philanthropists, individuals and community to deliver social and collective impact initiatives and projects.

Our localised work creates positive social and economic outcomes for the communities we work in. We aim to create increased community pride, neighbourhood cohesion, personal well-being and empowerment for those living in these communities.

It's Our Place initiatives centre around the collective, local delivery of community-identified outcomes and aspirations within community-created Community Action Plans. Our work is place-based (within a local community), whole-of-community (all issues, all members) and we use a Collective Impact approach.

It's Our Place initiatives are currently active across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven region of NSW, in the community of Bellambi. The suburb of Bellambi has a population of approximately 4,000 and 78% of the suburb is social housing, making it one of the highest concentrations of social housing in any suburb in NSW.

Twitter: @ASITshouldbeAUS ; @OurPlaceAus @natashascully

Panellists for the Collective Impact session at UOW include:
Bellambi community members: Jean Barham, Donna Stewart, Wynette Sheather with Catherine Moyle (WNDAC, Illawarra Land Council and UOW PhD student), and Australian Social Investment Trust: Natasha Scully and Helen Freeland - who support, facilitate and host the Collective Impact work - It’s Our Place - in Bellambi.