We partner with visionary people and organisations dedicated to improving the long-term learning, health and social outcomes for vulnerable young Australians. We partner long-term, with a select number of lighthouse initiatives; these are demonstration sites that shine the light on better ways to drive lasting and positive change in partnership with their communities.

Looking to partner?

Dusseldorp Forum is an operational foundation. We work with our partners across a range of areas including capacity development, advocacy and governance. We provide opportunities for partners to share their work through our relationships with government, community, corporates and philanthropy. We share our internal resources and skills and connect partners with other experts to increase their impact. 

Our resources are currently committed to long-term partnerships with four lighthouse communities. We are not funding new initiatives at this time. However, this work requires multiple partners and perspectives. If your efforts align with our strategy and that of our current lighthouse partners we would be keen to hear from you to discuss opportunities for collaboration. Please email us or call us.


Beenleigh Housing and Development Company

The Beenleigh Housing and Development Company (BHDC) Community Hub is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that strives to support, enhance and transform the lives of local  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in culturally supportive and regenerative ways.

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Warddeken Land Management

Warddeken Land Management Ltd is a body that governs and sustains the long-term, self determination of the Nawarddeken people to live, work and learn on country while re-establishing cultural practices and transferring knowledge to younger generations.

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Maranguka Justice Reinvestment

Maranguka is a model of Indigenous self-governance which empowers the community of Bourke, NSW to coordinate the right mix and timing of services through an Aboriginal community owned and led, team working in partnership with relevant government and non-government agencies.

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Logan Together

Logan Together is a 10-year community movement to grow children up well. It’s a collaboration between the community, service providers, community organisations, government partners and the business community to ensure Logan kids grow up as healthy and full of potential as any other group of Australian kids.

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Our Place

Our Place is a fully integrated education model which brings together high quality early learning, effective schooling, wrap around health and wellbeing services, adult education training and employment and engagement and enrichment activities for children and families to meet the needs and help fulfil the aspirations of community.

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Dusseldorp Forum and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) have partnered to evaluate the effectiveness of the school readiness television initiative called Little J and Big Cuz.

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Big Picture Education Australia

Dusseldorp Forum has partnered with Big Picture Education Australia to develop a parallel pathway to university for Big Picture students. Big Picture Education is a not-for-profit network of educators implementing an innovative design for schools.

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Sydney Story Factory

The Sydney Story Factory is a creative writing centre with a twist. Young people enter through the The Martian Embassy and Gift Shop – a fantastical space designed to take them out of their everyday world and ignite their imaginations.

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