Media Release by The Hon Christian Porter MP

Celebrating Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week

Today marks the start of the inaugural Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week, a national celebration of philanthropy.

Minister for Social Services Christian Porter said the week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the importance of collaboration between community organisations and their philanthropic partners.

“This week is about highlighting the fantastic achievements community groups and businesses make by working together,” said Mr Porter.

“As part of the celebrations, community groups across Australia will be showcasing and celebrating all that has been achieved with the help of their partners.

“Local MPs will also be presenting awards to community groups and businesses during the week, to help give philanthropy the recognition it deserves.

“I hope that these new awards help foster future collaboration between community and business across Australia, and I encourage everyone to get involved in Partnerships Week celebrations.”

The Commonwealth Government is investing $650,000 over the next three years for Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week.

The week is an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership and runs from 7-13 December, 2015.

The week brings together Government, local and business leaders to strengthen communities through philanthropy, volunteering and investment.

To find out what is happening during Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week, visit

For information on the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, visit