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  • Our Story
  • Our Story
We want to make equality real. And we know that we’re not alone.

Our vision is a world without poverty by 2030, and know the only way to achieve this is by working "yumi olgeta" (all together). We believe in the power of education and know real change comes from empowered communities.

Welcome to Co-Ground.

Co-Ground is not your classic charity. We are an empowered global community of change-makers fuelled by social enterprise, vibrant events, volunteer-power and purpose-driven partnerships.

Our education and livelihood programs are developed by communities themselves, ensuring that ownership stays at a local level and our impact is sustainable.

Co-Ground launched in 2015 in response to the devastation caused by record-breaking category 5 Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

A year later we became a national Anti-Poverty Award winning charity, grew to a team of 30 in Australia, eight villages in remote Vanuatu, and a growing global team of ambassadors, entertainers and advisors. The direct effect - 100% of profits generated by Co-Ground go to supporting our education and livelihood programs in the Asia Pacific region. One of our core principles is maintaining a totally transparent approach to where our money goes. Our programs are inclusive, impactful and important. Learn more here

Thanks to an incredible crowdfunding campaign and some generous supporters we have launched Co-Ground Coffee, our mobile cafe with 100 per cent of profits going to support education and livelihood projects in the Asia Pacific region.

Boutique roaster Five Senses Coffee is donating a full supply of coffee beans, La Marzocco has donated a high-end coffee machine, Calmer Sutra Tea is supporting us and an incredible collaboration with Pace of Collingwood who are supporting us with an incredible site in Collingwood. We've had some generous backers include the Barefoot Investor Scott Pape and Michael Kemp.

We're grateful to have received substantial international coverage thanks to supportive media outlets and our amazing Co-Ground Communications Team.

We would like to especially thank our growing family of talented entertainers and stellar venues who make Co-Ground Events possible.

To date we have received support from: Gotye, The Cat Empire, John Butler Trio, Guy Pearce, Tegan Higginbotham, Tripod, The Cactus Channel, Kylie Auldist, That Gold Street Sound, Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats, The Eighty 88s, The Essendon Football Club, The Ivory Elephant, The Sugarcanes, The Sweets, The Toff In Town, The Gasometer Hotel, Long Play, Melbourne City Council.



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A global community of change-makers working together.



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Vibrant events for you to #PartyWithPurpose!




Social enterprise is what fuels our life-changing partnership programs.



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Where does the money go? Transparency is fundamental to Co-Ground.