The Committee for Sydney is an independent think tank and champion for the whole of Sydney, providing thought leadership beyond the electoral cycle.
The Sydney Business Chamber established a presence in Western Sydney in 2012 to reflect its emergence as a growing economic force. Over this period its efforts have focused on advocating ideas to grow economic opportunities across the region to provide a stimulus for existing businesses and to attract new businesses.
The regional peak organisation for the Community Sector in Greater Western Sydney, WSCF ensures a voice for people working daily with the challenges facing the region, connecting those too often left out, through advocacy and capacity building.
Bankstown Poetry Slam, founded in 2013, is a not-for-profit community collective that holds monthly poetry slams on the last Tuesday of every month, thanks to the patronage of the Bankstown Youth Development Service (BYDS) at the Bankstown Arts Centre.
The first regular poetry slam of Western Sydney, it has gained national recognition as the largest regular slam in the country (regularly heralding over 300 people monthly) and also runs workshops and holds performances in high schools and other organisations.
The Dialogue coaches the BPS executive team and helps fund its annual Grand Slam, where winners of the monthly slams come together to compete for the major prize.
Refugee Talent is a social enterprise and online platform that connects refugees with businesses, aiming to ease the difficulties faced by many refugees who struggle to gain local work experience in a new country, despite their qualifications and transferable skills. Refugee Talent offers a digital platform that connects skilled refugees with job opportunities in such a way that benefits both. The philosophy of Refugee Talent is simple: “Gain local experience”, “Use your skills” and “Improve your long term prospects”.
The Dialogue proudly supports the work Refugee Talent does in creating a pathway for refugees to enter the Australian taskforce. We offer engagement opportunities for their management team to connect with regional stakeholders and provides a platform to profile their initiatives through our events program.
The Blue Datto Foundation is a NSW based charity that aims to protect the lives of young Australians through innovative road safety education. Blue Datto’s mission is to change the culture of young drivers by altering attitudes and behaviours.
Blue Datto established its education program, ‘Keeping Safe™’ in Western Sydney and the Hawkesbury, and has now expanded across Sydney and into regional areas including the Central Coast, Central West, Wagga Wagga and Byron Bay.
The Dialogue promotes Blue Datto’s initiatives to our key stakeholders, provides advice to its management team, and offers financial and in-kind support.
Savannah Pride is a community of mentors, educators, coaches and students based out of Western Sydney, aiming to inspire Australian youth through sports and education. Basketball has been the vehicle for this, and the successes both on the courts and in the classrooms are there for everyone to see. This community started with the South-Sudanese community, but have always been all-inclusive, taking on youth from many different backgrounds and gathering “under the branches of the Savannah tree.”
The Dialogue is proud to support this initiative, and was delighted to
present their Founder with the Pemulwuy Prize at the 2018 Out There Summit. Recognising the importance of the program, a cash donation was included plus an opportunity to share their great story.