partners

Spectrum appreciates the continuing support of all Government funding bodies, businesses and individuals who continue to help us deliver services to our new Australian communities.

The (Federal) Department of Social Services has responsibility for families, housing, social services and disability services.
In 2015 the Victorian Government established the (State) Department of Health & Human Services, bringing together the former Department of Health, Department of Human Services and Sport and Recreation Victoria. The department develops and delivers policies, programs and services to support and enhance the wellbeing of Victorians.
The (State) Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship (OMAC) within the Department of Premier and Cabinet drives Victorian Government multicultural policy and program implementation, to promote active citizenship and unity throughout a vibrant multicultural community.
The (Federal) Department of Immigration and Border Protection is responsible for immigration and customs border policy.
The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a Victorian not-for-profit organisation supporting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to build better lives in Australia.
Carers provide care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged.
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers - Australia's leading compensation and social justice law firm - support Spectrum with funding for the Drive to Thrive program.
Stary Norton Halphen - the largest specialist criminal law practice in Melbourne - support Spectrum with funding for the Drive to Thrive program.
AMES Australia assists new and recently arrived refugees and migrants to settle in to Victoria, working with new arrivals but also with the community, business and Government to develop sustainable and effective settlement solutions for the whole Victorian community.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence is a community organisation that works across Australia to prevent and alleviate poverty.
Lentara UnitingCare is a Victorian not-for-profit agency, and a part of the Uniting Church of Australia, supporting vulnerable people to access the resources they need for their health, wellbeing and participation in their local community.
SERVICES
MacKillop Family Services, a Catholic community agency, exists to support, foster hope and promote justice for children, young people and families, particularly those who have experienced distress, disadvantage and abuse.
AMEP (Adult Migrant English Program) centres across northern Melbourne offer English courses that also teach about Australian society, culture and customs.
The Alfred Felton Bequest supports the development of ideas and catalytic projects that have the potential to enhance the physical and emotional health of women, children and young people in Victoria.
Marian and E.H. Flack Trust are an independent philanthropic trust constituted in 1935 under the Will of the late Edwin Harold Flack. Since 1935 they have made annual grants to a variety of charitable institutions and diverse causes that seek to benefit and improve a broad range of philanthropic causes throughout Australia.
The Newsboys Foundation provides grants to community organisations working with young people aged 11 – 18 years in Victoria who are experiencing disadvantage.