Directly investing in programs and supports to assist residents to achieve their life goals
BHC’s Impact Fund is an annual commitment of a minimum of $150,000 that will allow us to identify and directly fund initiatives that create positive outcomes for our residents and their communities.
Providing safe and affordable housing is our number one priority, however, we know for many, accessing housing is just the beginning of their journey. The BHC Impact Fund is our commitment to actively assisting our residents to reach their potential and to live their lives with dignity and hope.
Addressing unmet support needs in four priority areas:
The Impact Fund will provide BHC residents with important access to programs and services not being funded elsewhere, across four priority areas:
Opportunities supported by the Impact Fund
Programs and initiatives supported by the Impact Fund are now available for all residents in our affordable housing portfolio. You can find information about the upcoming programs and grants here:
Additional information about Impact Fund programs and activities will be shared with residents through:
- Tenant newsletter- The Bugle
- BHC website and social media channels – including Facebook and Instagram
- Property notice boards (where applicable)
- Directly through Housing Managers.
If you aren’t already following our social media channels, this is a good opportunity to connect with us on social media to ensure you are informed of upcoming programs and opportunities.
Sharing the impact
Whilst we haven’t completed a full year of delivery of the Impact Fund’s programs and services, view the interim 2021/22 BHC Impact Fund Report.
Listening to your feedback
We welcome feedback from our residents about the Impact Fund- including suggestions for programs you would like considered for funding, grants that may assist you etc. We encourage you to contact us with your suggestions, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can contact our Community Development team on 3307 3000.
“We know that the homes we provide create a critical platform for people to move forward with their lives, however, we also know that for many of our residents they have a need for much more than just a roof over their head.
To empower people and help them to transform their lives, they also need support, and opportunities to participate in employment, training, social and community activities. This is the purpose of the Impact Fund.”
– Rebecca Oelkers, CEO
Proudly supported by our social-purpose real estate agency, Elevate Residential
All profits generated by our ‘profit for purpose’ real estate agency Elevate Residential, will be directed to the Impact Fund.
The Elevate Residential Impact Commitment provides clarity and confidence to Elevate clients and supporters that their choice to use Elevate for their property needs directly contributes to real change for Queenslanders in need.