BILL HUTCHISON FOUNDATION PARTNERS
Essendon Football Club
The Bill Hutchison Foundation has formed a strategic alliance with the Essendon Football Club, an elite sporting organisation that the Foundation believes has the facilities, brand and personnel to deliver messages in line with the Foundation's objectives.
The Club has successfully piloted the On The Ball program that meets all the strategic requirements of the foundation in terms of growing and sustaining youth participation in sport.
This alliance has also been useful in terms of boosting the Foundation's Patron Program and will be a useful communication channel for raising public awareness of the Foundation and its key objectives to prospective partners.
McAuley Community Services for Women
McAuley Community Services for Women provides accommodation, support and advocacy for women and their children who are homeless, resulting primarily from family violence or mental illness.
McAuley Community Services for Women works collaboratively with Governments and other organisations to advocate on behalf of, and plan services for these women and their children.
The Foundation's partnership with Mercy Care is in part made possible thanks to the generous help of the Essendon Football Club Women's Network, whose fundraising activities during the season have enabled the Foundation to provide this valuable support.
AFL Northern Territory
AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) are the custodians of Australian football in the Northern Territory.
Australian Football in the Northern Territory has undergone significant change over the past five years, with growth and interest rising to unprecedented levels. The participation rate of players in the Territory is higher in comparison to anywhere else in Australia.
The BHF supports AFLNT and Essendon Football Club as part of the Tiwi Islands AFL Partnership Program.
Established in 2001, the Scanlon Foundationís mission is to support the creation of a larger cohesive Australian society.
The Foundation makes grants for general charitable purposes in Australia in the principle areas of cultural diversity and social cohesion.
AFL Victoria Youth Girls Academy
The AFL Victoria Youth Girls Academy was established to cater for the growing interest from adolescent females wanting to participate in Australian Football in regular community competitions.
The Bill Hutchison Foundation is the major partner of the AFL Victoria Youth Girls Academy.
Australian Drug Foundation
The Australian Drug Foundation provided initial advice that led to the development of the On The Ball program. The foundation also played an active role in the implementation of the program through the provision of personnel who conducted risk-taking workshops with students in the clubís auditorium.