Our Partners

Research and Design

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI)

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) exists to develop, test and spread innovations that change lives for the people who need it most. At the heart of TACSI lies the fundamental belief that people are the experts in their own lives. We believe that the best innovations come from working alongside the people who face the very challenges we’re trying to solve. TACSI is evaluating the SA pilot project performance by undertaking observation of coaching and reflection sessions with the project development team and coaches.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Queensland University of Technology is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research based in Brisbane, Queensland. QUT has over 45,000 students and is known as ‘a university for the real world’ because of the close links with industry and our relevant teaching and applied research. Industry representatives and professionals contribute to  course development, adding a practical perspective to theoretical education. QUT is undertaking evaluation research for the duration of the Victorian and Queensland pilots.

Funding Support

The Wyatt Trust

The Wyatt Trust offers opportunities for South Australians experiencing poverty so they can lead satisfying, productive lives and participate more actively in the community.

Established in 1886 through the Will of Dr William Wyatt, The Wyatt Trust is a leading philanthropic foundation providing funding opportunities to South Australians experiencing financial hardship.

The Wyatt Trust supports low-income South Australian individuals and families in four priority areas: Employment Opportunities, Education Retention and Re-engagement, Financial Wellbeing and Housing Options.

The Wyatt Trust works closely with a network of diverse partner agencies to deliver an informed, responsive and innovative grants program.

The Wyatt Trust provided funding to the design stage of the project and has added to its contribution of early stage funding in South Australia by providing annual funding through to 2019-20.


Social Ventures Australia (SVA)

Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a social purpose organisation that works with partners to improve the lives of people in need. SVA is assisting SYC to build connections with philanthropic supporters and to ready the service for potential social impact investment opportunities.


Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

As a charitable community foundation,the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation’s role is to connect people, ideas and funding to create positive social change and address Melbourne’s future needs, now. Since its establishment in 1923, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has become one of Australia’s leading philanthropic organisations by proactively supporting Melbourne and its community.

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation was a foundation contributor to delivery of the Victorian pilot.


Citi Group Foundation

The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world.

The Citi Group has contributed to delivery of the Victorian pilot work in 2017-18.


Jack Brockhoff Foundation

The Jack Brockhoff Foundation carries on the legacy of the late Sir Jack Brockhoff by making grants in accordance with the Foundation’s Trust Deed.  Each year it makes grants to eligible charitable organisations all across Victoria in three key priority areas: Children & Youth, Medical and Community.

The Jack Brockhoff Foundation has contributed to delivery of the Victorian pilot work in 2017-18.


Queensland Government

The Queensland Government is introducing 60 week pilot of Sticking Together in October 2017 for 30 young people in each of Cairns, Townsville and Logan. This pilot model involves an adaption of the initial pilot service, where SYC is now collaborating with external jobactive providers to provide the coaching service to their clients.