Community Partners

The Illawarra Academy of Sport relies heavily on the generous support of the community through NSW and Local Government funding, fundraising initiatives, corporate partnerships and mutually beneficial commercial sponsorship arrangements.

The Academy offers a wide range of partnership opportunities with a genuine community focus that allows businesses to be aligned with an organisation that is committed to making a difference to young athletes in the Illawarra.

The Academy strives to align with strong business partners and supporters who share the same common vision and core values.

The Illawarra Academy of Sport appreciates the generous support provided by our Community Partners.

The Disability Trust is committed to providing highly professional care and services as well as advocacy for people with disabilities and their families.

Based in regional NSW with our head office in Wollongong, The Disability Trust provides a wide range of services to residents from the Central Coast in the north to the Victorian border.

The Disability Trust has its roots firmly in the community, having been established in 1974 to help children with disabilities and their families in the Illawarra. In recent years we have grown substantially, and now have approximately 800 permanent and casual staff providing care for more than 3000 clients.

As we have grown we have maintained an over-riding commitment to quality care and support tailored to the needs of each individual, reflected in the results of a 2010 survey of clients and parents/carers where 90% of respondents rated our service excellent or good.

As our name implies, trust is central to our operations.

People with disabilities and their families trust us to give them the highest possible levels of care and advocacy; our staff trust us to provide the training and support they need in their rewarding but often challenging work; and government agencies trust us to deliver best practice standards of client care.

You can put your trust in us too.

To realise our vision, Cancer Council Australia and its members undertake a broad range of activities.


Cancer Councils are the leading independent funders of cancer research in Australia, granting more than $54 million to cancer research, research scholarships and fellowships in 2013.


We provide evidence-based, up-to-date information about all aspects of cancer to:

doctors and other health professionals - to help improve prevention, detection and treatment of cancer
cancer patients and the general community - more than 100,000 Australians contact the Cancer Councils for information and advice each year, through the Cancer Council Helpline.


Our early detection and prevention programs aim to help people quit smoking, protect themselves from the sun, eat healthier foods and engage in physical activity to reduce the risk of cancer.

Patient support

Cancer Councils coordinate a network of cancer support groups, services and programs to help improve the quality of life of cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families and carers.


Our Australia-wide network of health professionals, the Clinical Guidelines Network (CGN) develops guidelines to provide the best evidence based treatment and care for cancer patients. We also work closely with our clinical partner, the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia , to ensure recommendations on cancer care incorporate the advice of experienced cancer specialists across the full range of medical and scientific disciplines.


Cancer Council Australia advises government on the needs of our stakeholders and provides an independent voice for improved cancer control policy based on the evidence.

Cancer Council Australia also publishes the National Cancer Prevention Policy which advocates for a concerted and comprehensive national approach to the prevention of cancer. The policy makes specific recommendations for national action by governments and non-government organisations, including programs and strategies to reduce the incidence of cancer.


We organise events, receive donations and bequests and work with our corporate partners to raise money to support our cancer control activities.


Our affiliations with national and international cancer organisations help further our shared objectives.

Sun protection products

Cancer Councils market a range of high-quality, affordable sun protection products, including sunscreens, sunglasses, protective clothing, beach shelters and cosmetics with sun protection. Royalties support the activities of the Cancer Councils.


The Salvation Army is one of the world's largest Christian social welfare organisations with more than 1,650,000 members working in over 124 countries.

The Salvation Army have been in Australia for over 130 years. Currently they have more than 8,500 active officers and staff delivering in excess of 1000 specifically designed social programs across Australia.

The Salvation Army helps more than 1 million Australians every year – that's one person every 30 seconds!

In a typical week across Australia The Salvation Army provide*:

100,000 meals for the hungry
2,000 beds for the homeless
5,000 to 8,000 food vouchers
1,000 people with assistance in finding employment
Refuge to 500 victims of abuse
Assistance to 500 people addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling
Several thousand people with counselling
3,000 elderly people with aged care services
1000 people in the court system with chaplaincy services
Family tracing services which locate 40 missing family members

*approximate figures


Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) provides policy advice to governments, community awareness and public education, has increased involvement in research and a future role in leading Australia’s engagement internationally.

Suicide Prevention Australia is the only national umbrella body in suicide prevention throughout Australia and is convenor of the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention.  Suicide Prevention Australia is a broad-based organisation bringing together diverse interests across disciplines, practitioners, researchers, and the community affected by suicide.

Suicide Prevention Australia supports communities and organisations throughout Australia, and promotes collaboration and partnerships in suicide and self harm prevention, intervention and postvention.

The Illawarra Academy of Sport would like to thank ClubsNSW, The Disability Trust, The Cancer Council, The Salvation Army and Suicide Prevention Australia for allowing the Academy to support a number of their events.

  • ClubsNSW
  • The Disability Trust
  • The Cancer Council
  • The Salvation Army
  • Suicide Prevention Australia

Community Partners

ClubsNSW Cancer Council The Disability Trust The Salvation Army Suicide Prevention Australia