Ardoch delivers education support programs to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes for vulnerable children.
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Work for Ardoch.
Strategy 2025 sets out five strategic priorities for Ardoch to focus on as we work towards our vision.
Ardoch’s history – 30 years of impact.
Ardoch’s Annual and Financial Reports.
The team at Ardoch work tirelessly every day to drive our mission forward and support more children in disadvantaged communities.
The philanthropic, corporate and community partners who support our programs.
Ardoch delivers educational programs to children in disadvantaged communities. Our programs promote literacy and STEM learnings and enhance student aspirations by broadening their horizons.
Ardoch’s Literacy Support provides early intervention programs to improve the literacy and language skills of children in their crucial early and primary school years.
STEM Support provides a suite of programs to foster children’s STEM skills in fun, engaging and relevant ways.
Ardoch’s Broadening Horizons programs provide a range of unique and engaging learning and life experiences.
Ardoch uses an outcomes framework that is common to all of our programs to measure the impact of our work.
Ardoch School Costs Guide.
We measure our program outcomes using a range of methodologies and conduct internal and external evaluations to assess the impact of our programs.
Ardoch partners with schools that are identified as needing educational support.
Published external research and evaluation reports.
Volunteers are central to Ardoch’s work. We offer opportunities to volunteer individually or as part of a workplace.
Over the year Ardoch offers different events that our supporters can attend or sponsor.
Become a corporate partner and help improve the educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities.
Leaving a gift to Ardoch in your Will is an especially thoughtful and valued form of support.
Ardoch relies on the generosity of its supporters to help every child realise their potential. We offer several different ways to fundraise for Ardoch.
If you become a regular donor, your monthly donation will provide important, ongoing funding that will help every child realise their potential.
Ardoch relies on the generosity of philanthropy, corporate partners and the community to deliver our programs.
Reflecting on the trials of 2020, Ardoch is incredibly pleased and proud to report on an achievement that celebrates a successful collaboration. Way back in 1999, in what would prove to be a pivotal moment, Ardoch became a Community Partner of leading Australian law firm, Clayton Utz.
For 21 years, Ardoch has been a beneficiary of the Clayton Utz Community Connect program, which provides financial, in-kind and volunteering support to organisations such as ours. The partnership has offered an invaluable enhancement to our mission to realise the potential of children through education.
Our Literacy Buddies® program – through which Clayton Utz employees exchange letters with primary school students facing disadvantage – is the cornerstone of our relationship. Over the past five years alone, over 550 Clayton Utz employees have directly supported Literacy Buddies® – providing over 6,600 volunteer hours (valued at over $237,000) and vital adult role modelling to the students with whom they write. Clayton Utz’s commitment to our partnership goes above and beyond, with new graduates introduced to the program during their induction, and on-boarded to Ardoch in their early months at the firm.
In-kind and fundraising support has included providing pro-bono legal services, a complimentary venue for Ardoch’s 30th Anniversary Giving event, and enthusiastic support of Ardoch’s Great Race, with multiple teams participating in this key fundraising event annually since 2017 and additional employees volunteering to sit on the event organising committee. On top of this, the Clayton Utz Foundation’s dollar matching commitment to funds raised by employees has led to Clayton Utz donating over $15,000 to Ardoch over the past three years.
‘The success of our relationship with Ardoch is that it is mutually beneficial. Our people get so much out of their interactions with the Literacy Buddies® students and supporting Ardoch. It is a highlight for many of our volunteers, and a reason why they continue in the program year after year.’
– Anna Pavincich, National Manager – Community & Sustainability
This partnership helps Ardoch to raise awareness and increase our capacity — a highly valued model business community partnership. Thank you Clayton Utz for a journey worth celebrating!