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Sustain thanks the following for their support:

Cardinia Shire Council

McLeod Family Foundation

William Angliss Institute

Arnold Bloch Leibler Lawyers & Advisers

Ripe For Change

The Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

The Myer Foundation


Sustain’s establishment and first years’ of work was made possible through generous support received from a range of philanthropic foundations and other funders. Foremost amongst these is the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (2015-ongoing), the McLeod Family Foundation (2018-ongoing), the Myer Foundation (2016-2018), Cardinia Shire Council (Cardinia Food Circles project – 2016-ongoing) and the Ripe for Change philanthropic collaboration (2017 / 2019 / ongoing).

Sustain also gratefully acknowledges support received from numerous other funders including the Victorian Government’s Pick My Project Community Grants, Commonland Foundation, the Inner North Community Foundation, the Bennelong Foundation, the Australian Ethical Community Foundation, the Australia Post Community Grants, Bank Australia Customer Grants, the Victorian Government COVID-19 Business Support grants, the City of Darebin Community Grants, and Moonee Valley City Council Community Grants.

Institutional Support

Since its establishment Sustain has been generously supported by William Angliss Institute in the form of office, meeting and event space. William Angliss Institute is the specialist training provider for the foods, tourism, hospitality, events and hotel management industries, delivering a range of courses within Australia and internationally. William Angliss institute offers Australia’s first and only Bachelor of Food Studies and Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy.

Legal Support

Sustain acknowledges the pro-bono public-interest law support of Arnold Bloch Leibler, Lawyers and Advisers. ABL came on board as Sustain’s honorary advisors in mid-2015 to help establish Sustain and achieve our charitable tax concessions. ABL continues to work with Sustain in the areas of corporate governance and taxation. Arnold Bloch Leibler is a premier Australian commercial law firm with a long history of giving back to the community. ABL offers strategic legal advice in the public interest to defend or assert rights, develop the law, or improve the administration of justice. Its clients are active in the cultural, health, religious, Indigenous and environmental sectors.