Big River Impact Foundation
It’s no secret that there’s a gap between the health of Indigenous peoples and that of the non-Indigenous population. In 2015, 38% of Indigenous teenagers in remote areas were living in overcrowded conditions. And the proportion of Indigenous adults being hospitalised for self-harm increased by 56% over the past decade.
The Big River Impact Foundation is the only charitable institution in Australia applying social impact investment strategies to developing Indigenous economies, and are supported by leading global companies.
Their funding model aims to promote economic sustainability and financial independence for Indigenous Australians. Their focus is home ownership, culturally appropriate governance training, increased employment and economic expansion.
A 2016 study found that six out of ten Australians had little or no contact with Aboriginal people. Why not make a difference by booking an Indigenous motivational speaker for your next corporate event? And consider taking the Masterclass in Indigenous Affairs to improve awareness across your whole busines.