We are excited to announce a new partnership with Border Trust Community Foundation to develop an interactive data dashboard as a living snapshot of local communities in the Albury Wodonga region.
This will support Border Trust’s vision of enabling local people to shape the future of their community by directing resources (money, time and talent) to support worthwhile local initiatives. Backed by data, the community will be able to better understand where resources need to be invested to meet needs today and into the future.
Enabled by the Seer Data Platform, communities will also be able to track the outcomes of this work for better decision-making, planning and problem-solving when responding to local challenges.
Border Trust is the Community Foundation for the Local Government Areas of Albury, Federation, Greater Hume, Indigo, Towong and Wodonga, communities that have needs that are not able to be met by traditional funding sources.
Border Trust encourages individuals, families, businesses and other organisations to make donations to meet these needs. These donations are retained as capital by Border Trust to build a perpetual and substantial fund for philanthropic purposes.
The raised funds are then directed to community projects selected from applications through a community grants program, and money is distributed to local causes.
Bequests and ‘named funds’ can also be established via Border Trust and are normally held in trust as capital, with the trustees investing these funds and distributing the interest regularly to community groups and initiatives of their choice.
The Seer Data team is thrilled to be helping Border Trust data activate their vision, and we will share our journey together as it unfolds.