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Jul 22

We’re hiring!

Office Coordinator Wyatt is seeking a suitably experienced individual to join our team. Reporting to the Business and Operations Lead, the Office Coordinator is responsible for the overall management and use of our office, which is also a shared workplace. This includes high level administrative and ICT support and process development for the benefit of everyone who uses our office. What we ask of you: A commitment to the values of Wyatt, as well as understanding and empathy both with... Read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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May 22

Honouring lived experience

At The Wyatt Trust, we talk a lot about our commitment to honouring the lived experience of the community members our work is designed to help. As a philanthropic funder, our financial support is only brought to life by the frontline services and efforts of our grantees. Though we regularly hear from our not-for-profit partners about how Wyatt’s support is making a difference in the community, it’s not too often that we get the chance to hear those stories firsthand.... Read more
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Apr 22

Inparrila

The 7th April 2022 marked a special day in Wyatt’s calendar, the official launch of our new office space, Inparrila. The Kaurna word for ‘meeting place’, Inparrila is more than just a home for Wyatt, it is a place where values aligned organisations work, gather and create. We were honoured to have Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia join us on the morning. She reflected on her career and how, ‘collaboration, innovation and listening to... Read more
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Mar 22

Meet Dr Kylie Heneker, Wyatt’s newest Governor

Dr Kylie Heneker, the newest member of our Board of Governors, shares several traits in common with our founder Dr William Wyatt. Not only does she have a deep connection to South Australia and a wish to help those doing it tough, but her family history also stems back to the earliest days of the colony. “I’ve been a life-long South Australian,” Kylie says. “And in fact, the Henekers were among the earliest South Australian families with one of my... Read more
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Mar 22

Inparrila, where meeting together is more than just our name

The doors have opened at 161 Frome Street, the new home for Wyatt. In Kaurna language, Inparrila translates to ‘meeting place’. And this is the vision we have for our new home, a place where can meet and share this collaborative space with other organisations. The co-shared space is an opportunity for us to help create a new story for philanthropic foundations, non-profits and social businesses with aligned purpose and values. Inparrila is more than just an office space, it... Read more
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Mar 22

Closing the property ownership gap

With property prices soaring, the traditional Australian dream of owning your own home has become increasingly out of reach for thousands of South Australians. Home ownership is even more difficult for older women and single parent families, with the disparity in property ownership between men and women playing a significant role in the gender wealth gap. According to Eliza Owen, Head of Residential Research at Corelogic, property ownership remains “a powerful means of wealth accumulation and a pillar of retirement.... Read more