Thriving Communities

Building communities that are strong, supported and respected.

The VCOSS Thriving Communities team works to:

  • foster a strong community services sector
  • develop wellbeing economics approaches
  • build community resilience and
  • promote inclusive growth across Victoria.

We support numerous key functions of VCOSS and manage discreet projects.

Key contact

Libby Buckingham
Thriving Communities Director

Current flagship projects include:

Climate Equity

Producing research and undertaking community outreach to ensure policymakers put fairness at the heart of Victoria’s climate response.

Listening Tour

Listening to communities’ true experiences of the COVID pandemic, and the action they want for a better future.

CFA firetrucks and volunteers

Bushfire Recovery

Engaging with communities affected by Victoria’s devastating 2019-20 bushfires, to build capacity, help shape recovery efforts and inform future planning.

Multicultural Emergency Management

Working to strengthen existing relationships between multicultural communities and emergency services

Food Stress Index

Coming soon.

VCOSS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country. We pay respect to Elders both past and present, and to emerging leaders. Our offices are located on the sovereign, unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.