Lighthouse Project
Creating a bright future

Greater Shepparton Lighthouse was created in response to community concern about poor outcomes and persistent disadvantage and in 2014 was established to activate the whole community to wrap around and support our young people to realise their full potential and thrive. 

Lighthouse is using an army of volunteers, data, collaboration, innovation and system thinking to support children every step of their trajectory, from conception to career. 

We start by listening deeply, carefully unpacking the issues impacting on young people and their families and co-designing unique local solutions.  Lighthouse taps into and aligns resources within our community and beyond to address issues such as social isolation, disadvantage and poor school engagemenwith a focus on the most pressing need such as food and safe spaces.  It’s hard to learn if you are hungry. We also play a strong role in advocacy, lobbying, coordinating, partnering and delivering initiatives. 

We are a small backbone organisation lead by a Board of Directors and have created collaborative leadership tables of local community and thought leaders to drive the change, using a collective impact model. We have mobilised hundreds of volunteers and created a movement tackling both immediate need as well as long term solutions. We have people from across the community with capacity, will and social capital leading the work. The business community is a significant contributor. 

View our community plan here

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We are looking for an infrared thermometer for one of our local relief agencies who are doing amazing work for our community. If you have an infrared thermometer you are able to donate please comment on this post or send us a message. ... See MoreSee Less

We are looking for an infrared thermometer for one of our local relief agencies who are doing amazing work for our community. If you have an infrared thermometer you are able to donate please comment on this post or send us a message.

Another beautiful example of neighbourhood love from one of our own Belinda Senini ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Another beautiful example of neighbourhood love from one of our own Belinda Senini ❤️

Loving the way neighbourhoods are pulling together to support each other. Our own Fiona Smolenaars received this touching note in the letter box from her neighbours the von Guttners. As we enter the next stage of tighter controls Whats App and message groups are probably the best bet. How are you planning to stay in touch and support your friends, neighbours and families? We would love to hear from you with ideas! ... See MoreSee Less

Loving the way neighbourhoods are pulling together  to support each other. Our own Fiona Smolenaars received this touching note in the letter box from her neighbours the von Guttners. As we enter the next stage of tighter controls Whats App and message groups are probably the best bet. How are you planning to stay in touch and support  your friends, neighbours and families? We would love to hear from you with ideas!Image attachment

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