Cape York Partnership is a non-profit organisation that works to empower Indigenous families and communities to strive for lives of value, freedom and prosperity.
Currently, we have 10 entities working on the ground with the people of Cape York and Cairns to break the cycle of disadvantage.
This work includes creating pathways to all forms of education, meaningful employment, leadership opportunities, cultural preservation and healthcare.
We also lead important policy reforms on a local and national level to turn ideas into actions.
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Why it Matters
Since colonisation, the people of Cape York have endured discrimination and displacement as well as a social and welfare policy approach that has often failed Indigenous Australians.
Our region has unacceptably high unemployment, a spiralling health crisis, a lack of educational opportunities, damaging welfare dependency and ancestral languages on the brink of disappearing.
We want to ensure that Indigenous rights and responsibility exist in balance. If individuals and communities are empowered to take responsibility for their lives, opportunities will open up and self-reliance will flourish.
What we are Doing
We partner with governments, corporates, philanthropists and – most importantly – the people of Cape York to create a hand up, not a hand out.
From policy design to real-world implementation, we have built successful businesses, employment initiatives, financial coaching services, a language centre, health clinic, fresh food delivery service, respected schools and much more – all from the ground up.
These have had a real, measurable impact on the ground for the individuals, families and communities of Cape York as they strive for lives of value, freedom and prosperity.
By shifting the focus to Indigenous-led initiatives, our people have become the agents of change.
But there is still much to be done.
Any donation – big or small – creates a ripple effect that brings about long-lasting positive change on the lives of the people and communities we work with. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible and you get to choose what initiatives you support.