We are a purposely small organisation that's passionate about sparking big, positive change with people doing it tough in our communities. We are moved by the humanity and courage of the people we are privileged to work with. We listen, we remain open-minded, we uncover what's hidden from everyday eyes, we're guided by the people who experience the issues, we connect unlikely experts to create new thinking and above all we strive to give a voice to people experiencing injustice and inequality. Solid governance and independent funding enable us to take risks when backing outstanding people and organisations, cutting-edge investments that have a real chance of catalysing social change. We call this 'igniting change' and we love what we do.
BUT MOST OF ALL
SMALL WAYS TO SHAPE OUR WORLD is a meaningful, practical book encouraging over fifty small acts of kindness, thoughtfulness and quiet rebellion.
A half hour documentary directed, filmed and edited by the inmates of the Youth Unit, Port Phillip Prison, with the aim of stopping other young people from making the same mistakes.
Why do some cultures have elders but others have the elderly? In 2008 Igniting Change published ‘Dying to Know – bringing death to life’ to help with sometimes difficult conversations about death and dying. Over 55,000 copies have been used by people in palliative care, financial planning, funeral parlours, legal firms and community centres.
Made by Cambodian artisans from recycled exploded landmines, a reminder that things aren’t always what they seem.