In 2021, the Working Together More Fund embarks on an exciting new direction, with significant changes to the way we support collaborations. To assist with this transition, we will not be accepting any applications until further notice.

We’ve heard from the community sector that collaboration is more important now than ever before (e.g. this report and this survey). So we’re planning a new look WTMF that is easier for fund seekers to navigate, more flexible and provides a broader range of collaboration supports. It may take us a few months to get our new processes up and running, so please bear with us and ‘watch this space’ for further updates.

Bede Martin, WTMF Project Manager, has also advised that he’ll be standing down at the end of March 2021. Bede says “For some months I have felt the time is right and, with a review underway, I needed to give the WTMF Committee clarity and time to make necessary changes.” The Committee deeply appreciates Bede’s many years of dedicated service to the WTMF – he has been the key ‘backbone’ that has enabled the WTMF funder collaboration to work effectively.

We also take this opportunity to share our Annual Report for 2019/20. It was a challenging year for many working in the community sector and we were pleased to support some of the collaborations we contributed to which were at risk because of issues experienced due to the COVID-19 shutdown.