Our Work

Delivering social and collective impact

Our Place enables, facilitates and coordinates the delivery of community-identified outcomes and aspirations contained within co-created local Community Action Plans.

We bring together and enable the work of local agencies and organisations to deliver social and collective impact projects and initiatives related to Community Action Plans created by each Our Place community.

Community-created action plans

Our Place work centres around the implementation of Community Action Plans. Community Action Plans are co-developed by the community and capture ideas and aspirations for positive change.

We coordinate, facilitate and enable delivery of Community Action Plan outcomes and aspirations through projects and initiatives, with support from a broad range of community members, government agencies, non-government organisations, schools and businesses.

our place Communities 

In Bellambi, in the NSW Illawarra Shoalhaven region, around 700 community members and representatives from business, schools, non-government organisations and government agencies were involved in the co-creation of the Bellambi Community Action Plan 2016/18.

From August to October 2017, the Our Place team will work with local organisations and groups in BundaleerEast Nowra and Warrawong to hold community conversations with aspirations, ideas and concerns for their communities. Community workshops will follow, to co-create action plans for each Our Place community.

We will enable, facilitate and coordinate collective community work under these action plans in early 2018.

collective impact

Our Place is a unique and innovative collective impact initiative. We use a collective impact approach when bringing together individuals, agencies and organisations across the community to deliver Community Action Plan initiatives and projects. We believe collective work enables large-scale, long-term positive social and economic impact.

To facilitate genuine collaboration and innovation, Our Place takes a unique approach to traditional collective impact. This allows for wholistic community solutions beyond single cohorts/issues, creates community self-sufficiency, and enables genuinely self-sustaining, long-term positive social and economic impact.