BlueScopeWIN Community Partners

The BlueScopeWIN Community Partners program was established in 2012, bringing together two proud, long-standing Illawarra businesses to create a local community support fund.

Since then, the program has supported over 150 local community groups with well over $1.5 million in funding. Collectively, it’s all about making a real difference to the Illawarra community.

The program has eligibility criteria that enable funding to be directed to groups that deliver real benefit or meet a real community need.

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Desert Rose is taking Shape


Good luck to the team in Dubai!

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Southern Stars Launches Again for 2018


Now in its 18th year, the show involves 3,000 public school student performers from 126 schools.

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Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal


It's become somewhat of a tradition for many years now that BlueScope gives the first donation to the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal in the Illawarra.

Most recently, our funds have been used to upgrade Karinya Cottage - a refuge for people escaping domestic problems.

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Surf Life Saving


Protecting people and our beaches, while keeping others fit and healthy at the same time.

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Kembla Joggers


Kembla Joggers (or 'KJ's" for short) have a long history in the Illawarra as one of our premier running/athletics clubs. They have established possibly the best cross-country running facilities in the state (country??) out at West Dapto.


Greenacres Disability Services


For over 60 years Greenacres Disability Services has provided training and support for people with a broad range of disabilities, delivering ‘best practice’ services to over a thousand people in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven each week. The BlueScopeWIN Community Partners funding goes towards equipment to support an innovative employment program.

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Lifeline South Coast


Funding from the BlueScopeWIN Community Partners program helps Lifeline South Coast provide essential training courses for volunteer telephone counsellors as part of the extensive and rigorous program they are required to complete.

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Disability Trust Sports Ready Program

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The Disability Trust’s BlueScopeWIN Sports Ready Program teaches sports skills to children with a disability in primary and special schools. It aims to help children participate in sport by teaching them sport-specific skills, rules, teamwork and etiquette. Experienced instructors conduct modified games, designed around the specific needs of the students.

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Southern Stars

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BlueScope and WIN have both been long-term supporters of the annual Southern Stars school spectacular, which brings together over 2,500 public school students to perform on a grand scale at the WIN Entertainment Centre. Behind the scenes Southern Stars also provides opportunities for teachers and students in stage production, event management and performance skills and composition.


Illawarra Folk Festival

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The Illawarra Folk Festival was established in 1985 and has been acknowledged by Tourism NSW as a Regional Flagship Event. Each year the festival welcomes more than 600 performers in over 350 events including concerts, dance performances, workshops, sessions, street theatre, and poetry readings.