Local Food Launchpad Concept Development Workshop 2018

By | February 16th, 2018|

Have a bright idea for a local food venture and interested in participating in the 2018 Local Food Launchpad? Join us for the 2018 Concep [...]

Local Food Launchpad 2018

By | February 15th, 2018|

Have a bright idea for a local food enterprise, campaign or community project that will help improve Melbourne's local food system and gr [...]

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Prevention Partnership Program

By | February 9th, 2017|

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Prevention Partnerships Program 2017-2019 The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation are offe [...]

Local Food Launchpad 2016 with City of Melbourne

By | June 14th, 2016|

UPDATE: Local Food Launchpad 2016 has finished, but our participants are just getting started. Check out their projects and see what's ne [...]

Forward Thinking Series with Vicsport

By | June 12th, 2015|

The business of community sport is changing and getting people active through sport is becoming more challenging. Lifestyle changes, shiftin [...]

Building resilience toward mental health issues for young people

By | March 26th, 2015|

A social design lab for developing innovative health promotion initiatives with young people, for young people. Improving the mental health [...]

VicHealth Innovation Challenge – Getting more Victorians physically active.

By | August 1st, 2014|

Less than a third of Australians are getting enough physical activity to benefit their health. This can lead to increased risks of chronic disease and mental ill health, and has been estimated to cost the Australian economy a total of $13.8 billion each year. While many of us play traditional club sport to keep active, it’s not the answer for everybody. The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) is a pioneer in health promotion — the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. – and they are looking to invest in innovative ideas to get more Victorians physically active. Ideas that take advantage of emerging trends in sport and recreation, and the latest research in to what is driving participation in sport and physical activity for adults and children in Australia. What’s the Challenge? If you are a sport and physical activity provider, community organisation, local council, social innovator, schools, entrepreneur or changemaker you could share in a pool of $400,000 in start-up funding to test your big idea and make a big impact. You are also invited to join David and Julian from Doing Something Good, for a series of workshops to explore emerging trends and the latest research, hear from pioneering entrepreneurs, innovative activity producers and design professionals, learn about innovative approaches to creating products and services like design thinking and Lean Startup and discover the latest theories on behaviour change to help you develop your idea. […]

The Search: Bringing $1M in support to Australian communities tackling society’s big issues

By | July 7th, 2014|

For most Australians life is good. By a measure of average wealth, we’re among the wealthiest in the world. Our cities regularly top global lists for livability, and our nation has recently been named as one of the happiest places to live on the planet. But while most Australians enjoy a high standard of living by international standards, many are facing serious social and economic problems that are proving tough to resolve, and in many cases becoming worse. Once the domain of government or not-for-profits, it has become clear that the complex nature of many of these issues means that no single program or organisation, however innovative, influential, well managed or well funded, can successfully address them singlehandedly. In fact, if we are to make the large-scale societal change required to tackle these big challenges, then we need to adopt collaborative, community-driven, data-based approaches and ensure better cross-sector coordination, rather than rely on the usual isolated intervention of individual organisations. […]

Open Space and Unconferences

By | October 14th, 2013|

An unconference is a type of gathering that is designed to enable rapid exchange of information and ideas, provide a space for conversations that matter and foster the development of collaborative relationships. […]

EcoCity Food Forum 2013 with City of Melbourne

By | May 16th, 2013|

EcoCity Food Forum 2013 with City of Melbourne Back in February we started talking with City of Melbourne about running an event to bring together people working toward a better food system. The main objectives were to discover existing and planned food enterprises and initiatives, explore ways all could support each other, and identify opportunities to work together – particularly with activities that could help City of Melbourne achieve the vision set out in its Food City food policy.  […]