Update from the Inner North Community Foundation
Clockwise from top left: Norm Anderson Young People's Trust Cheque Handover - Genevieve Timmons, Chair Inner North Community Foundation, Nuray Jarkan, Moreland Council, Alice Pryor, former Norm Anderson trustee, Cr Samantha Ratnam, Mayor of Moreland Council; Team Stockdale limbering up for Run Melbourne; local children at the Cubby House Launch at Aborigines Advancement League; Sandie Baskin and Ben Rodgers celebrating the Foundation's 9th year of operation.

Welcome to our September 2016 newsletter! In this update:
Ben Rodgers
Executive Officer
 
Grant update
Pathways to Employment 2016
Last month, 20 local organisations received funding as part of our annual Pathways to Employment grant round. These organisations reflect the breadth of community work in our region. Over 60 donors, grant recipients, and other supporters of the Foundation joined us at the Islamic Museum of Australia in Thornbury to acknowledge the work local groups play turning philanthropic money into community value.

Other donations - large and small - are welcome, with funds directed to support diverse community groups. You can donate at our website.

Flowthrough funds more than money
Part of the Foundation's role is linking donors and local community groups, to increase resources for the north. As an example of this, Thornbury has a new resident to the neighbourhood – a colourful ‘Playhouse Cubby’ donated as a result of a partnership between the Inner North Community Foundation, Kids Under Cover, Portland House Foundation, Fairhaven Homes and the Aborigines Advancement League. This approach to philanthropy focuses on unlocking a community’s potential through collaboration and partnerships. Find out more about the cubby here.

Crowdfunding opportunity?
Crowdfunding can tap into people's desire to give locally, with some local groups exceeding their target by 66% (huge congrats Friends of Merri Creek!). If your community group is looking to raise funds through Pozible, Start Some Good, Chuffed or any of the many other platforms, the Foundation may be able to help. Find out more here.

Donor update
New sub-fund!
Our 10th sub-fund has been established! The Norm Anderson Young People’s Trust was ported to the Inner North Community Foundation, with a cheque for $192,024 presented to the Foundation by Cr Samantha Ratnam, Mayor of Moreland.

The transfer of the Norm Anderson Trust gives the Foundation the opportunity to recognise the legacy of the long-term secretary of the Club, Norm Anderson, but also to continue the ripple effect of funds raised for local young people. The gift is a culmination of two years’ work from Council and the Foundation, with assistance from Alice Macdougall at Herbert Smith Freehills. Read more about the announcement here.

Run Melbourne results
The winter weather turned on the sun for Run Melbourne in July. A strong team of supporters, including many IntoWork employees, were proud to be part of this popular charity. Just under $4,100 was raised in support of the Foundation. Big thanks to everyone that took part and donated, and stay tuned on how you can get invovled next year!
Plugs for local groups in the Inner North
Organisations connected to the Inner North Community Foundation are always doing great work in the local community:
  • Sisterworks have launched their shop in Richmond, helping women who are migrants, asylum seekers and refugees start and run their own micro businesses.
  • Charcoal Lane provides guidance and opportunity to young people, many of whom are Aboriginal, and in need of a fresh start in life. They are currently taking bookings for end-of-year functions. (The food really is amazing!)
  • Youthworks Media use media arts to engage young people in a process of enrichment and skills development to build connections to support and community. One of their projects will be launched at Cinema Nova on the evening of 29th of September - book now for tickets to Brown Paper Bag.
  • ASRC is looking to offer people with lived experience of seeking asylum access to internship opportunities. Contact Dana at ASRC for more info.
  • Impact 100 is a group of people who love Melbourne and want to join together with others to make it a better place for everyone. Contact details to learn more can be found here.
  • Peppertree Place in Coburg are looking for stallholders to come to their annual garden fiesta. Find out more here or contact Anne.
Connect with the Inner North Community Foundation
There are many other ways local people can get involved with our work:
  • Give: Pathways to Employment Grant Program has closed, additional donations will increase the reach of local community groups. Donate to the Pathways to Employment fund today, and support your community resource in perpetuity.
  • Volunteer: We are looking for passionate people with connections to the inner north to support our work in meaningful and practical ways in an honorary capacity. Current roles include Salesforce development, researching local philanthropic history, and marketing and communications roles. Contact Ben for further information.
Got more to tell us? We'd love you to stay in touch and send us your feedback and ideas.  Email us at info@innernorthfoundation.org.au or pick up the phone and call (03) 8689 1967.

      
 
Thanks for reading from Richmond to Reservoir, Fitzroy to Fawkner and Brunswick to Bundoora - the team at Inner North Community Foundation.
The Inner North Community Foundation thanks our major partners for their ongoing generosity:
Operational support from IntoWork Australia (INGT Ltd) enables us to direct 100% of our donations towards our perpetual fund and granting programs.

          
 

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