Our Community is a world-leading social enterprise that provides advice, tools and training for Australia's 600,000 community groups and schools, and practical linkages between the community sector and the general public, business and government. The ourcommunity.com.au website is the national gateway for Australia's 600,000 community groups and schools. Through the site's Centres of Excellence, they provide a one-stop-gateway for practical resources and support for community organisations, and linkages between community networks and the general public, business and government - building the capacity to strengthen the community in every Australian State and Territory.
Community groups are absolutely vital for the development of a thriving and vibrant Australia, helping us bridge the changes and transitions in work, learning, technology, demography, social roles and support - transitions that are having such major impacts on our lives in the twenty-first century.
Our Community is a self-sustaining social enterprise and has been developed using investment provided by a forward-thinking group of social investors, led by Carol Schwartz AM, the Chairman. These are the first social investors in Australia to invest in the first major private company established solely to enhance the social good, by enhancing the operations of the community sector by helping the community sector to operate more effectively and efficiently.