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.

Health Safety Youth Education

Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal

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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.

Health Safety Environment Diversity Youth Education

Surf Life Saving

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

Health Education

Lifeline South Coast

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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.

Youth Education

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.

Youth Education

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.

Education

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.

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.

Education

The Rural Challenge

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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.