Many Rivers’ 2nd Community Economic Development Program Annual Monitoring and Evaluation Report conducted by Deloitte Access Economics is now available!
Deloitte Access Economics reports the outcomes and impacts achieved by the Many Rivers Community Economic Development Program each year by drawing on quantitative and qualitative data.
“Many Rivers is supporting clients and communities to move out of structural disadvantage via a journey of growing self-belief, accountability, networks and business acumen.” - Deloitte Access Economics
Many Rivers has supported 41 Indigenous organisations across Australia, which represents 7,200 community members.
75% of communities identified as having a strong connection to community and 75% identified that their community had strong social cohesion. Only 6% of communities identified that they need to improve internal community relationships, which demonstrates that Many Rivers works with communities with high social cohesion.
There were 35 communities actively working with Many Rivers at the end of FY21.
No two communities are alike, and there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ community, with organisations ranging in size, aspiration, and values. The range of different economic activities that CED communities engage in reflects the variety of communities themselves.
The types of economic activities that Many Rivers supported communities engage in are diverse.
Many Rivers supported community organisations, managed a combined $56M in assets, $30M in revenue, and employed over 200 individuals in FY21.
In addition to continuing operations, the supported community organisations reported establishing 10 new businesses, 13 economic projects and 9 economic activities in FY21.
Many Rivers’ CED program provides long-term support to Indigenous community groups motivated to develop businesses and employment opportunities for their communities.
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