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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4 days ago

Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project

Great couple of days in Canberra at Parliament meets Philanthropy Summit sharing the efforts of our community to better support children.Met with Deputy PM Michael McCormack MP, Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project Backbone Leader Lisa McKenzie, and Federal Member for Nicholls Damian Drum MP to discuss the impact of the Lighthouse Project on children and young people's lives in #Shepparton.

Thank you for keeping children and communities at the heart of change and policy.

Let's make change together and hope to see all you #CommunityChange and #SystemsChange agents at ChangeFest #MtDruitt Nov 20-22 #ChangeFest19
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Great couple of days in Canberra at Parliament meets Philanthropy Summit sharing the efforts of our community to better support children.

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Well done Lisa and all at Lighthouse. You continue to do wonderful things.

Great work Lisa and all at the Lighthouse!

Its news like this that our media in Shepparton should promote.

Massive thanks to Joe and Anna from Europa Deli Café for their awesome donation to the Mooroopna Family Haven of chairs that will allow families to sit and eat in comfort. They have also provided a sandwhich press and grill that will both come in very handy! Watch this space - we will be opening soon! ... See MoreSee Less

Massive thanks to Joe and Anna from Europa Deli Café for their awesome donation to the Mooroopna Family Haven of chairs that will allow families to sit and eat in comfort.  They have also provided a sandwhich press and grill that will both come in very handy!  Watch this space - we will be opening soon!Image attachment

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We have an exceptionally generous business community here in the GV. How fabulous!

Great stuff!!

Another example of our wonderful community and people supporting each other Warms my heart 💓

Absolute legend Annie. 😘

Wonderful people.

Well said Tim

As always Joe and Annie. You are such a great wonderful people xxxx

Europa deli & cafe 😍

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Huge shout out to these fellas - Matt Harris and the crew from Vic Plumbing and Gas; Adam Brassil and his team of carpenters; and Troy McKindley Electrical - for getting behind the Mooroopna Haven with time and resources. The new kitchen is fast taking shape and we won't be too far off opening our doors providing a safe family meeting place for the people of Mooroopna. We highly recommend these guys who have the local community at heart. Love your work! ... See MoreSee Less

Huge shout out to these fellas - Matt Harris and the crew from Vic Plumbing and Gas; Adam Brassil and his team of carpenters; and Troy McKindley Electrical - for getting behind the Mooroopna Haven with time and resources. The new kitchen is fast taking shape and we wont be too far off opening our doors providing a safe family meeting place for the people of Mooroopna. We highly recommend these guys who have the local community at heart. Love your work!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great work

Love your work 👏👏

Well done braz

Nice one Troy McKindley

Good on ya Troy McKindley

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