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Sydney Charities 2017/18 Announced

Congratulations to the Sydney charities selected for The Growth Project 2017/18. Joining us in 2017/18 is: The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation - nurturing talented young women through providing mentoring and financial support. ...

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Melbourne Charities 2017/18 Announced

Congratulations to our first ever charities selected for The Growth Project in Melbourne! Joining us in the Eagle Cohort is: Cool Australia is a leading educational resource with more than 63,000 educator members reaching 1,550,000 students. Cool Australia offers a...

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Probono News Feature

Co-Founder of The Growth Project, Larry Fingleson recently spoke with ProBono News on the value of The Growth Project and how the program has successfully blended leadership development for not-for-profits with the business sector. Now in its third year, The Growth...

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The Growth Project Business Leader: A Perspective

The Growth Project Business Leader: A Perspective By David Farr Managing Director of Asset Finance at CBA Graduate of the Albatross Cohort of the Growth Project 2015-2016 Joining The Growth Project for their inaugural year 2015/16 I was paired with a newly appointed...

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Sydney Cohort Announced

We welcome A Sound Life, Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, Fighting Chance, Fresh Tracks Foundation, KYDS, Love Mercy, Mentor& Support, Pyrmont Cares, Stillbirth Foundation and the Footpath Library to The Growth Project for 2016. We have a wonderful mix of...

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Perth Charities Announced….

We are extremely proud to announce that we have selected our 10 Perth charities to participate in this year’s intake of The Growth Project. Congratulations to 12 Buckets;  Fair Game; Growing Change; Heartkids; ICEA Foundation; Kids’ Camp;  Koolkuna; Manna; Teach Learn...

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The Inaugural Cohort Graduates

Last night we shared an amazing experience with the inaugural graduates of The Growth Project - the Albatross alumni. As part of the graduation ceremony - and as their final session - each charity and business leader presented together on an experience of theirs. With...

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As we arrive back from Perth….

Having limited resources for endless possibilities is a common dilemma for those working in the charity sector. Over the past 2 days Heather and I have experienced this first hand as The Growth Project met 16 inspiring charity leaders in Perth and learned from each of...

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The Growth Project

The Growth Project is a non-profit organisation that supports small, successful charities to maximise their impact on the world.

We deliver this through an innovative personal development program that brings together charity and business leaders in an environment of shared learning. Throughout the 12-month course, participants share knowledge and experiences, learn how to run more effective and efficient organisations and develop their leadership skills.

The Growth Project is an ACNC registered charity.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.


We are creating a legacy through sustainable thinking and active engagement.

Peter Baines OAM