Contributing Partners


Youthworx Productions is a not-for-profit film production company that creates professional videos with a social conscience.

The production company is the big sister to Youthworx Media – an accredited training program created to assist marginalised young people, giving them the necessary tools and skills to realise their full potential as creative, engaged members of society.

Youthworx Productions is the next step for these newly qualified film trainees and under the mentorship of accomplished media and production specialists we create award-winning films while positively reinforcing that earning a living can be fun and creative!

Youthworx Productions offers Community Builder clients polished hero videos and professional film shoots. Raw footage is shared with Community Builder video editors who create extra social media content.


Loud Days is a digital marketing agency, based in Fitzroy, which delivers daily implementation and high level campaigns with a focus on achieving business objectives and adding ROI to business’ bottom line.

Utilising digital tactics including strategy, social media, social media advertising, content creation, marketing automation, and analytics, Loud Days ensures all strategies are measured, accountable and accessible to businesses across Australia.

Loud Days offers Community Builder clients digital marketing strategy consultation and implementation.


Chuffed is a fundraising platform for non-profits, charities and social enterprises. Chuffed was built to make sure that even if you’re only able to give $1 of your money or a minute of your time, you know that you, along with hundreds of other generous people are building a more awesome world.

The team at Chuffed are changing the way those of us in the non-profit world go about raising funds. They start by hunting out great organisations doing extraordinary things in our community. They screen to make sure they’re legitimate and have a great project that’ll make a difference. Then they put them online for you to choose from.

Community Builder first partnered with Chuffed on the Project 1 Million campaign, and supports Community Builder clients to achieve their fundraising goals.

Funding Partners


Helen Macpherson Smith Trust is an independent philanthropic trust established by Helen Macpherson Schutt (née Smith) in 1951. On her passing in 1951, Helen left £275,000, the majority of her wealth, to establish a perpetual philanthropic trust to benefit Victorian charitable institutions.

As at 30 June 2017, HMSTrust has approved $117 million in grants to a wide range of Victorian charitable institutions and a diverse range of projects benefiting Victorians every year.

Helen Macpherson Smith Trust awarded C31 Melbourne an Impact Grant for 2018-19 to support the establishment of a sustainable social enterprise unit, “Community Builder”, which works to build the digital capacity of Victoria’s not-for-profit sector by developing communication campaigns that aid the activities of partner organisations.

Funding from Helen Macpherson Smith Trust allows C31 to dedicate staff and technical resources to delivering online video projects that support the goals, activities and business models of Victorian non-profit organisations.

The Community Broadcasting Foundation supports and champions community-owned and operated media to connect people and tell vital, local stories so that we have a vibrant Australian culture and a healthy democracy.

Each year the CBF provides more than $15 million in funding to support the 500 community broadcasting services operating in communities across Australia.

The CBF part-funded Project 1 Million, a social media video campaign tackling racism, and a proof-of-concept for Community Builder in partnership with Amnesty International, Children’s Ground, The Long Walk, All Together Now, Loud Days, and Youthworx Productions.


C31 Melbourne and Geelong is Victoria's not-for-profit community television and online service providing locally-based entertainment, education and information.

Transmitted from Mount Dandenong and broadcasting to the world, C31 provides access and representation to the many diverse communities within Victoria. You can find faces, voices and issues which are not present in mainstream media.

C31 is a vital training ground for the film, television, and online content industries in Australia, where many students and people from diverse backgrounds gain experience and make connections on their way to professional employment.

Community Builder operates out of C31’s offices, using C31 equipment and infrastructure, and has access to C31 network’s broadcast reach. Community Builder provides opportunities for C31 volunteer production assistants to transition to paid employment.