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Community Business Partnerships

Community Business Catalyst

Community Business Catalyst is a partnership of local community organisations whose aim is to raise awareness of the value of community business partnerships.

These resources were created to show the mutual benefits a community business partnership can bring and to establish a clear pathway for local partnerships to commence.

Included is a listing of local community organisations who are seeking a partnership. Each organisation has undertaken training on community business partnerships to have a greater understanding of the mutual benefits a partnership can offer and how to start and maintain a partnership.

We have also provided case studies of other local community business partnerships. As further partnerships form we will increase the list of case studies to provide further examples for you to explore.

As a community business partnership can be made up of many different things. Our Community has developed a Partnership Ideas Bank to give you some examples of a partnership.

The Business Case for Community Partnerships

In partnership with Monkami and Melba Support Services, Maroondah City Council held a conference in September 2010 called The Business Case for Community Partnerships. The conference provided the business sector with a greater understanding of corporate social responsibility and how it can benefit their business as well as make positive changes within the community.   

A presentation from one of the guest speakers can be viewed from the following link:

PDF  Dr Leeora Black, Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility - September 2010 (PDF, 403Kb)


Community Business Catalyst would like to thank and acknowledge the support from the following:

  • Simon McKeon, 2011 Australian of the Year
  • Patrick Moriarty, Director of Training & Development, Our Community
  • Michelle Hayward, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, VECCI
  • the business support teams of Maroondah City Council and Shire of Yarra Ranges.

Community Business Catalyst partnership

Community Business Catalyst is a partnership of Maroondah City Council, Eastern Volunteer Resource Centre, Irabina, Melba Support Services, and Monkami.

Maroondah City Council  Eastern Volunteers Resource Centre  Irabina  Melba Support Services  Monkami

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