What is the EastWeb Fund?
The EastWeb Fund is a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation run by a group of young people who recognise that Indigenous, Asylum Seeker and Refugee communities experience significant marginalisation and discrimination which hamper their ability to fully participate in community life.
The group works to counter this disadvantage, promote community capacity and self-determination.
The EastWeb Fund is also committed to developing partnerships which promote equality and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. We also promote the full participation of Refugee and Asylum Seeker communities in the wider community.
A new approach to philanthropy
The EastWeb Fund is working towards breaking down old-fashioned notions of philanthropy. We feel that philanthropy is not only for the wealthy, or to be done after death. Rather, it’s for everyone with any excess resources (wealth, time, skills etc). It is also about:
- Reinvesting in the community
- Sharing wealth and resources equally
- Making good ideas come to fruition
- Working towards long term change, not Band-Aid solutions.
Who we are
EastWeb is run by a board of young people who recognise that Indigenous, asylum seeker and refugee communities experience significant marginalisation and discrimination. By funding community strengthening projects, we hope to increase these communities’ ability to fully participate in community life. We are supported by a panel of distinguished Patrons each of whom share a passion for social justice and grassroots change.
Board of Management
- Andrew Downes
- Retta Berryman
- Chris Simpson
- Patrick Malone
- Alaa Karrar
- May-Fei Lee
- Belinda Jakiel
- Richard Frankland
- Lillian Holt
- Arnold Zable
- Paris Aristotle
- Kon Karapanagiotidis
EastWeb would like to thank the generous suport of the following individuals and organisations.