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Community Sector Banking sponsored a new Churchill Fellowship in 2019 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to explore the interaction between indigenous peoples and communities and the not-for-profit sector.

This is a unique opportunity for a passionate Indigenous Australian to spend 4-8 weeks overseas to investigate positive practices and pathways forward for Indigenous peoples and the not-for-profit sector. Topics may include how the international not-for-profit sector supports and strengthens the voices and livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples, what the sector can learn from these cultural interactions, and how these relationships can be mutually beneficial for both Indigenous Peoples and the not-for-profit sector, and more broadly for all Australian communities.

Community Sector Banking is passionate about supporting and promoting the findings from this Fellowship. On returning from the Fellowship, the Community Sector Banking Churchill Fellow can expect to share their findings in a variety of engagement opportunities with Community Sector Banking audiences. This will include the opportunity to present at Community Sector Banking Board meetings, conferences, and other networking events.

Fellowship recipients will also have access to the Churchill Trust’s Learning Framework, which includes foundation skills training, ongoing support, mentoring, and financial assistance for disseminating findings when they return.

For further inspiration and information on what can be achieved on a Churchill Fellowship, we encourage you to read more from other Churchill Fellows who have travelled overseas to benefit the not-for-profit sector:

  • Michelle Deshong (CEO, Australian Indigenous Governance Institute)
  • Jonathan Duddles (Director of Development, Greening Australia)
  • Priscilla Brice (Managing Director, All Together Now)

    About Community Sector Banking

    Community Sector Banking is Australia’s only banking service dedicated to the not-for-profit sector. Formed in 2002 as a joint venture between Bendigo Bank and the Community 21 consortium of not-for-profit organisations, Community Sector Banking now provides tailored products and services to more than 15,000 not-for-profit customers.

    As Australia’s first banking service to be certified as a B Corp, Community Sector Banking strives to strengthen the communities in which we operate. From our annual grants program, to our scholarships, Rental Affordability Index and Reconciliation Action Plan, we’re passionate about investing in people to strengthen not-for-profits and the communities they support.

    Read article published in 'Pro Bono' about the Sector and the new Fellowships by Community Sector Banking CEO Andrew Cairns 

    Fellow Year Category Media
    Jan Maggacis, Jan 2019 Business
    Cara Peek, Cara 2019
    Health And Medicine