Professionals login

What We’re Doing

30
Nov 22

Building on past learning to create a better future

Three years into the role of Chief Executive Officer at Australia’s oldest charitable trust, The Wyatt Trust, Stacey Thomas is the type of leader who pays homage to the past while always looking towards the future. It’s a trait that has helped Wyatt break new ground through a range of significant, and often sector-leading, initiatives. These have included a Truth-telling project to examine Wyatt’s history through a First Nations lens; a Climate Statement of accountability; the expansion of impact investing;... Read more
28
Nov 22

Ending poverty: A pipe dream or a plan?

“If you focus on poverty, the light is on ‘the poor’; let’s instead shine a light on wealth,” Professor Fran Baum said in the opening session of the recent SACOSS conference on Alternative Futures: Ending Poverty. The conference, supported by The Wyatt Trust, focused on hope and possibility, rather than the fatalism that usually accompanies talk of poverty. How is that the poorest half of the population owns just 2 per cent of the global wealth, with 76 per cent... Read more
20
Oct 22

Lions Club of Richmond Youth Education Fund – open for term 4!

City of Marion – City of Charles Sturt – City of West Torrens Applications open until funds are exhausted, or until Thursday December 8. This grant fund is made possible through the team of Lions Club of Richmond volunteers who run the popular op shop warehouse in Camden Park. Lions Club of Richmond partners with The Wyatt Trust (Wyatt) to distribute the proceeds of their fundraising to support local children and young people. Who can apply? Grant applications can be... Read more
17
Oct 22

Digital Inclusion Grants – Grant Round Open

A grant round offering up to $15,000 per grant has been launched to support projects that improve digital inclusion for South Australians on low incomes. Digital inclusion means ensuring everyone can access and use technology and the internet to enhance and improve their daily lives. Digital technology has become an essential part of life, work, learning, accessing essential services and family and social connection. We believe everybody should be able to learn about and access the online services and platforms... Read more
15
Sep 22

You can’t put mashed potatoes in a lunchbox

Single mother families are disproportionately impacted by poverty and violence. Their experience of inequality and hardship has persisted for decades as a result of policy failure says Terese Edwards, CEO of the National Council for Single Mothers and their Children (NCSMC). “The effects of violence, low paid work, full-time parenting and the pandemic have all taken their toll,” Terese explains. “What we’re really dealing with here is government-sanctioned poverty.” Established 50 years ago, NCSMC connects single mums to information, support... Read more
12
Sep 22

Opening up a big world: Digital inclusion

“It’s like a lifeline really,” says Sophia Katari, Manager of Junction Community Centre. “For many of the people we’ve worked with, it’s opened up a big world and helped them become more independent, more connected and less fearful of being isolated because they know they can reach out from their lounge room.” Having the skills, tools and opportunities to navigate the digital world are things that many of us take for granted. But connecting with far-away friends and loved ones,... Read more
20
Jun 22

Truth telling at Wyatt

For hundreds of years, the prevailing narrative of Australia’s history was told through the narrow lens of white, predominantly male, colonialism. The Wyatt Trust, as with a growing number of philanthropic entities across the globe, believes it is time for a more robust and inclusive examination of the past. To better understand the impact and legacy of its founder, Dr William Wyatt, the Trust has embarked upon a truth-telling project with the help of Dr Jenni Caruso, a proud Eastern... Read more
17
Jun 22

Growing Giving: Foundation SA celebrates its first birthday

Twelve months ago, South Australia’s first state-wide community foundation, Foundation SA, launched with a little help from The Wyatt Trust. In the space of just 12 months, Foundation SA has exceeded all expectations and is home to 18 sub-funds with a corpus exceeding $1.1 million. “We set three priorities for Foundation SA in our first 12 months,” explains Sophie Doyle, Foundation SA Philanthropy & Engagement Manager. “They were to grow our corpus, consult with community to develop our strategy, and... Read more
08
Jun 22

Capturing the spirit of place: Inparrila’s artwork

Inparrila is not only home to The Wyatt Trust and six other values-aligned organisations in the social sector, it is also home to four stunning artworks by South Australian artists. The Kaurna word for ‘meeting place’, Inparrila is a place where values aligned organisations work, gather and create. These themes were top of mind when Wyatt CEO, Stacey Thomas, enlisted Guildhouse, a not-for-profit organisation that helps South Australian visual artists build sustainable careers, to help find artwork for the premises.... Read more
05
Jun 22

The unequal burden of climate change

The cost of living, housing and home ownership, health; these were all top issues in the recent federal election. And while party policies differed in terms of solutions and priorities, we can no longer hide from the fact that these issues are all interrelated. And what is a common thread that runs through most? The climate crisis we find ourselves in. Climate change is not causal for all things, but it does impact not only the way that we live,... Read more