The HOPE project aims to identify and support initiatives to equip young people living in Charleville and Cunnamulla with the skills they need to lead healthy lifestyles and to reach their potential.
The HOPE Project forms part of a collective impact model, which is an effective way to address deep and persistent disadvantage, and its impact on young people’s development pathways. Collective impact is about securing long-term, sustainable change in the lives of young people.
“The communities of Charleville and Cunnamulla work together to provide services, initiatives and programs that support their young people to lead healthy lifestyles and to reach their full potential.”
The success of the HOPE Project is in large part due to the strong local leadership and support underpinning its work.
The HOPE Project Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the HOPE Project. The Steering Committee is comprised of:
- Health Service Chief Executive, South West Hospital and Health Service (Chair)
- Mayor and CEO, Murweh Shire Council
- Mayor and CEO, Paroo Shire Council
- CEO, Charleville and Western Areas Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Community Health
- CEO, Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health
- Inspector, Charleville Group, Queensland Police Service
- Principal, Charleville State High School
- Principal, Charleville State School
- Principal, St Mary’s School, Charleville
- Principal, Cunnamulla P-12 State School
The HOPE Project supports and drives collaboration with a strong network of stakeholders who work together to develop responses to the needs of young people in Charleville and Cunnamulla.
Establishing and nurturing these networks provides solutions that will continue to meet the needs of the young people in Charleville and Cunnamulla long after the completion of the project.
The HOPE Project operates as a backbone organisation and works as a facilitator and organiser of change, sharer of information, mobiliser of funding, and manager and analyser of data. The HOPE Team connects many partners to deliver training, support, programs and initiatives, but is not the funder or service provider.
In order for the HOPE Project to be successful, all of the HOPE Project’s stakeholders need to assume responsibility and accountability for driving change, and promoting social and economic wellbeing for their young people.
Anyone can identify an initiative and submit a proposal to the HOPE Project team for consideration using the HOPE Project’s Program template (DOC, 123 KB).
- The HOPE Project team and Steering Committee will assess proposals based on:
- Their alignment to the HOPE Project’s scope (targeting young people up to age 25 in Charleville and Cunnamulla)
- Their alignment to the HOPE Project goals and principles
- Their relevance and strategic alignment with the existing portfolio of work to ensure there is no duplication
- The evidence basis underpinning the proposals.
Detailed information on how to submit a proposal for consideration is included in the HOPE Project Framework document (available on request).