The Strategic Partnerships Program combines the strengths and networks of SMRC and South East Community Links (SECL) in order to better collaborate with ethno-specific communities and groups.
The Strategic Partnerships Program (SPP) assists the Rohingya, Burmese, Tamil, African and Afghan communities across the Southern Metropolitan area to identify, plan and implement community-based programs while building leadership capacity.
The objectives and intended benefits of SPP are:
- To promote community harmony and social inclusivity with broader society.
- To build upon existing community strengths
- To build capacity and increase sustainable participation and inclusivity. This includes strengthening education, employment, family relationships and health activities.
- To recognise and respond to community needs through advocacy and information sharing with mainstream organisations.
The program also collaborates with mainstream service providers to improve access for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.
SPP is supported by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.