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.

Youth Education

BlueScope Youth Orchestra

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BlueScope has supported the BlueScope Youth Orchestra since 1986, enabling the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music to offer a unique youth orchestra program in regional Australia with specialist tutors, scholarships to assist the development of young musicians and new works written for the orchestra.

Safety Youth Education

Bicycle Safety Park

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The BlueScopeWIN Bicycle Safety Park at Lake Illawarra Police Citizens Youth Club offers an outdoor road safety course to educate primary school students in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands in road rules and bicycle safety.


The Rural Challenge


The Rural Challenge series is hosted by three local agricultural shows to promote the skills needed for young people to stay working in rural industry, including building COLORBOND® steel sheds and fences.

Youth Education

Illawarra Academy of Sport

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The Illawarra Academy of Sport is the oldest regional sporting academy in NSW, and together BlueScope and WIN have been long term supporters of a program that concentrates on developing both athletic and citizenship skills. Specifically, the BlueScopeWIN Community Partners program sponsors the Academy’s Individual athlete and cricket Programs.

Youth Education

City of Wollongong Eisteddfod

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In 2014, the BlueScopeWIN City of Wollongong Eisteddfod celebrated its 120th anniversary – a truly remarkable achievement. BlueScope’s support helped it host an international Chamber Music competition to mark the occasion.