We are committed to delivering sustainable economic and social benefits to all Australians.

We work alongside communities to recognise strength within. We are committed to addressing belonging for everyone, the foundation of effective communities where people live in hope, confidence and act positively in the best interest of everyone.  Join us on our journey to realise belonging for people living in the heart of Australia. With a small investment, we can do it.

Home ownership should be a human right because lack of asset security generates economic disadvantage. Our programs will implement innovative incentives to ensure family economic resources can be directed towards dignified living and hopeful futures. We will find ways to assess capacity and write fair loan terms to support home ownership. We will provide alternative secure housing support designed to meet individual needs for those 65 and over who cannot access home loans.

Big River Impact Foundation delivering a sustainable future
In 2014–15, 38% of Indigenous Australians in remote areas aged 15 years or more were living in overcrowded conditions. This rate is almost three times that of Aboriginal people living in more accessible areas (13%).
The adult imprisonment rate increased 77% between 2000 and 2015, and whilst the juvenile detention rate has decreased it is still 24 times the rate for non-Indigenous youth.
Rates of family and community violence were unchanged between 2002 and 2014-15 (around 22%)

MASTERCLASS IN INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

Do you feel a lack of confidence speaking about Indigenous Affairs? You are not alone.
The Master Class in Indigenous Affairs is available to Boards and Corporate Executives.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

In 2016 Reconciliation Australia found six out of 10 Australians had little or no contact with Aboriginal people. This is often held as a sign that we have a long way to go towards our national Reconciliation Journey.

Why not make a difference by booking an Indigenous motivational speaker for your next Corporate event?  We can cover Indigenous culture and share our motivational journey. We are able to add value to your organisation and add credibility to your event. We are equipped to leave your audience motivated, inspired and eager to achieve great outcomes for themselves and your organisation.

Josephine Cashman, Executive Chair, Big River Impact Foundation
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Support Australia's most innovative projects by making a donation to the Big River Impact Foundation. Your gift will support projects that address the needs of Indigenous Communities.

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

Big River Impact Foundation wishes to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the First Australians and their Elders past and present. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution to Australian life. We acknowledge that we are working on their traditional country and pay respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait nations.

We are honoured to be on the ancestral lands of the First Australian clans. We acknowledge the First Australians as the traditional custodians of the continent, whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history. We pay respect to the Elders of the community and extend our recognition to their descendants who are present.