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Partner With Us
As a not for profit organisation with a history of almost 150 years delivering accommodation and support to older Victorians, we rely on support from the community to help deliver our vital services.
The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria is committed to long-term, mutually-beneficial partnerships with local community groups, philanthropic organisations and businesses who share our vision of enabling older people to age positively and independently for as long as possible.
Our major donors and partners enable us to ensure our financial stability and continue to deliver our services.
With villages, residents and staff in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne, we can offer a diverse range of activities for business to engage with our work. This includes enhancing your profile by aligning with our brand, pro-bono work, helping to build staff motivation through volunteering and fundraising work, workplace giving and more.
With the increasing value placed on corporate social responsibility (CSR) by customers, employees and wider stakeholders alike, CSR is a key element for businesses in a highly competitive environment.
We will work with you to develop a positive community profile and create an emotional connection between your brand and your customers.
Raising funds for a specific, significant project is a great way to engage all stakeholders in your company’s philanthropic work – staff, customers, suppliers and community. A well-aligned project will boost your customer, employee and community engagement as more and more people look to support organisations that reflect their own values.
For further information about corporate or community partnership opportunities, please contact:
Ph 03 9481 9300
The contributions of trusts and foundations are vital to the success of our services and innovative initiatives. Our philanthropy staff will work closely with you to help you advance your philanthropic goals, and to help find funding options that most interest you.
What your major gift can do:
- Provide more accommodation for the growing number of elderly Victorians
- Contribute towards our health and wellbeing programs with residents
- Help us to update our villages with state-of-the-art, best practice equipment, including buses, hoists and other critical equipment
- Provide access to Wi-Fi and other safety technology across all our villages
- Update our units and other facilities to ensure they are safe, secure and accessible for all of our residents, regardless of their health, mobility or age.
Recognising your gift
In addition to keeping you informed about the impact your gift is making, we’d be pleased to recognise your generosity in a variety of ways, and to discuss options with you. These could include:
- Invitations to our regular events
- Acknowledging your gift in our Annual Report or other publications we produce
- Recognition on our website.
Schools and community groups
School students work with us as volunteers as well taking the opportunity to learn about what it means to be an older person in today’s community.
Community groups, such as Rotary and Lions’ groups, church groups, and others also work as volunteers on specific projects, such as creating vegetable gardens. Local service providers, such as libraries, also work with residents to ensure community links are maintained.
We can host school visits and student volunteers, or we can come and present at your school or your church, and we welcome clubs willing to pitch in at working bees.
"There is nothing I would change that would make my life any better. I have two loving sons and family and I thank God every day that OCAV took me in when I had nothing," said Jill Dale, Braeside Park resident.