Strengthening connected communities
Groups is where belonging, connection and community thrive on Facebook and where Aussies connect with a larger community around issues and topics important to them. Connection is strongest when people connect through Groups both online and in the real world, strengthening the social fabric of our communities.
Facebook Australia Groups Fund
To help Australians through this critical time, the Facebook Australia Groups Fund is a $500,000 investment in supporting grassroots response and recovery efforts, and initiatives building strong and resilient communities. From bushfires to pandemics, we’ve seen Australians using Facebook Groups to come together and find connection and belonging and get through when times are tough. Whether it’s for emotional support and to offer help, or to connect around unique interests or hobbies, Groups have provided a gateway for people to connect with their communities, at a time when they need it most.
Facebook Groups Fund 2020 Recipients
Friends of Paynesville and Raymond Island, Eagle Point VIC
Let’s Talk Mental Health, Moruya Heads NSW
Love the Bay BB, Batemans Bay NSW
Spend With Us Sellers, Fountaindale NSW
Back on Track Fitness, Melbourne VIC
Plug a Business Tasmania, Hobart TAS
Supporting East Gippsland Businesses in 2020, East Gippsland VIC
Moo - unmeet far south coast, Merimbula NSW
Schooling From Home Australia, Seaforth NSW
Facebook Communities Insights Survey
An important part of Facebook’s mission is to support community leaders and to bring the world closer together. The 2020 global survey illustrates how communities are thriving in the digital age and how important community leadership is to successful communities.