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Our Community

Acting beyond our walls.

We know that behind every great business is a great community, with huge heart and humanity.

That’s why we think and act beyond our walls. At Kearney Group, we’re always looking to be a force for positive connections, meaningful opportunities and change in the world.

Sometimes, that means providing financial advice or business services to local community or social enterprises who can use a hand. Other times, it’s about putting our money where our mouth is and funding important work that really matters.

Below are a few of our wonderful partners.

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MIFF Awards.

We kicked off our groundbreaking partnership with the prestigious Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and brought the inaugural “First Nations Film Creative Award” to life in 2023.

This new award will be presented to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander creative who has demonstrated excellence in the craft of filmmaking and is involved in a project at the Festival.

The winner takes home a $20,000 cash award, along with a comprehensive package of in-kind financial services tailored to support their future projects.

Read more here.

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The Big Issue.

Since 2007, our CEO Paul Kearney has been a Director of The Big Issue, Australia’s largest and most successful social enterprise.

Paul provides strategic financial advice and our team supports its many programs which offer work opportunities for homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people in our community – most notably, their iconic street magazine.

Read more about The Big Issue here.

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IK Systems Lab.

Kearney Group provided seed funding to catalyse the development of the Indigenous Knowledge IK Systems Lab at Deakin University’s NIKERI Institute.

Scholar and “Sand Talk” author, Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta heads up the Lab which supports a team of Indigenous researchers, Knowledge Keepers and doctoral candidates who weave First People’s thinking, policy and innovations into solutions for some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Learn more about the IK Systems Lab here.

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Hi Neighbour.

Kearney Group is thrilled to partner with actor and all-round wonderful human, Yael Stone, and act as Finance Partner for her visionary non-profit, Hi Neighbour.

Yael was living and filming in NYC when the Black Summer Fires hit. She says “I was horrified by the destruction, and publicly announced I would be abandoning my Green Card, returning home to Australia as a symbol of my commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and working for positive climate action.”

Hi Neighbour is the brainchild of her resolve. You can read more about it here.

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AIME Mentoring.

AIME is a global network to alleviate inequality. It uses imagination, mentoring and unlikely connections to create a fairer world.

AIME was founded in 2005 by proud Bundjalung man, Jack Manning Bancroft. At the time, Jack was a 19-year-old university student, working with 25 Indigenous kids in Sydney’s Redfern. Today AIME has grown into an international force for good, with presence in over 50 countries around the world.

Paul Kearney joined the Board of AIME in 2022.

You can learn more about AIME here.

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Homes For Homes.

Paul Kearney is a founding Director for this independent, not-for-profit organisation, established in 2010 by The Big Issue.

Homes for Homes aims to address Australia’s lack of social and affordable housing by raising funds through the sale and resale of registered properties. Through its regenerative finance model, Homes for Homes plans to raise more than $1 billion over the next 30 years. Even based on the most conservative economic modelling, it’s on track to achieve this.

Learn more about Homes for Homes here.

Ex-Med Cancer.

Ex-Med is a best-practice exercise medicine program for people with cancer.

This non-profit works to enhance physical and mental wellbeing and counteract the adverse effects of both cancer and its treatment.

Kearney Group provides pro bono financial, accounting and strategic support to this innovative health start-up. Paul Kearney has also been a Director since 2018.

More about Ex-Med Cancer here.

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IK Systems Lab.

Why we’re funding the IK Systems Lab
and Tyson Yunkaporta’s vision

Speak to the team.