DOOLEYS has many long term community partners across a broad range of interest areas including education, health, sports and cultural diversity.
Please click here for a list of DOOLEYS 2020-2021 ClubGRANTS partners.
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Since 2003, DOOLEYS Clubs has contributed over $2.1 million in funding to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead through Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation. DOOLEYS support of a annual research grant & clinical trials continues to help achieve the best possible health outcomes for children living with cancer.
DOOLEYS Clubs recently announced a further $1 million in funding over the next five years. This funding will continue to fund vital clinical trials and research for the Cancer Centre for Children at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
This important partnership will continue to drive important health outcomes for the children of today, tomorrow and into the future.
Auburn Youth Centre
Since 2015, DOOLEYS has provided nearly half a million dollars to Auburn Youth Centre. It is DOOLEYS vision to support local stakeholders such as Auburn Youth Centre in achieving better education and employment outcomes for young people. With the view to make Cumberland and surrounds a vibrant place of opportunity where any young person, irrespective of background, has the opportunity to be supported, learn, belong, work, contribute and most importantly feel safe.
In March 2019, DOOLEYS, in partnership with Auburn Youth Centre launched Auburn Youth Careers (AYCareers), a no cost holistic education and employment pathways program for local young people. The objective of AYCareers is to assist young people in gaining skills and certifications, particularly in the area of hospitality, in order to obtain paid employment.
In addition to financial support, DOOLEYS team members have facilitated three job-ready mentoring and educational workshops since program launch. The facilitated sessions include members from DOOLEYS People and Learning team delivering workshops on topics of interview skills, resumes tips, personal presentation standards, employee rights and responsibilities and employee onboarding.
For more information on the vital work of Auburn Youth Centre, please visit: https://www.ayc.org.au/
DOOLEYS supports two Max Potential Programs each year – Cumberland and Parramatta.
Max Potential is a youth leadership and development program, delivered by The Future Leader Group and funded under the ClubGRANTS initiative.
Year 11 students from schools located in both the Cumberland and Parramatta areas are invited to participate each year. DOOLEYS offers scholarships to 50 students who are then matched with a volunteer community coach who works with them over a 22 week period. Through this transformational leadership journey, young adults learn how to lead themselves more effectively and to also give back to the community through a Community Service Pitch.
DOOLEYS Clubs sponsor a huge number of sporting clubs in the local community as we strongly believe that sport bridges gaps and brings together unique individuals and communities.
In support of one of our main priority funding areas, Community Health and Active Lifestyles, our current sporting partners include:
- African Australian Football Association
- Auburn District Cricket Club
- Auburn Football Club
- Auburn Swimming Club
- Berala Bears
- Blues Wheelchair Basketball
- Cricket NSW
- Lidcombe Auburn Cycling Club
- Netball NSW
- Newington Gunners Soccer Club
- Parramatta Auburn Netball Association
- Parramatta Basketball Association
- Ultimate Basketball League
- Wests Auburn Masters Swimming Club
Education is a key priority funding area for DOOLEYS Clubs. It is DOOLEYS vision to support integral local educational providers to lay a clear direction and path in achieving better education outcomes for young people.
DOOLEYS current educational partnerships include:
- Australian Catholic University
- Catholic Education Foundation
- Learning Links
- Life Education NSW
- Max Potential
- Story Factory
- St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School
- The John Berne School
- The University of Notre Dame