About the Hive

Our Partners

Collaboration bound by a shared vision

The Hive’s Partners are an extension of our team. We work collaboratively to achieve change, sharing our resources, our learnings and our successes. We leave our logos at the door, recognising that to be truly effective we need to operate as one team, aligned by our vision for all children in Mt Druitt to start well.

Collective Partners

BaptistCare HopeStreet

BaptistCare HopeStreet walks alongside and supports families where they live, working together to build a stronger community where individuals and families in Willmot and Lethbridge Park achieve their goals and thrive.

We take the time to get to know the communities we work alongside, so families can choose the support they need. We offer general case work support, employment pathways, and the coordinating and navigation of services through case management and advocacy.

Jesuit Social Services

Jesuit Social Services are a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

We partner with community to support those most in need. We work to change policies, practices, ideas and values that perpetuate inequality, prejudice and exclusion.

The Salvation Army

We understand that there are many pressures that families and individuals face day to day, and often those pressures can be a barrier to people flourishing.  At the Salvos, our hope is that all people can flourish.  In support of that we offer assistance in the form of emergency relief, financial counselling (including budgeting, advocacy, NILS and EAPA assistance), casework, referrals to youth and AOD services and community engagement activities.

Bidwill Uniting Church

Bidwill Uniting Church sits in the heart of Bidwill, offering a drop in space, strengths-based community development activities and community engagement as well as some key programs that help adults learn skills to create their own future stories and move out of entrenched poverty.

Connect Child and Family Services

We help families nurture and educate their children. Connect is a not-for-profit organisation serving communities in the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Hawkesbury and Western Sydney. We are committed to overcome barriers to a child’s development, their transition into school and into community life.

The Smith Family

The Smith Family is a children’s education charity that helps young Australians in need to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.

Fusion Western Sydney

Fusion Australia is a not for profit youth and community organisation.  Fusion Western Sydney has a deep and ongoing commitment to developing resilience in individual lives and the community through local initiatives.   With a particular focus on the well-being of young people aged 12 to 18 years of age, the Fusion team deliver weekly evidenced based programs in high schools through chaplaincy, well-being and youth work services and mentoring and outreach programs in wider community settings after school and in school holidays.

Hippy Australia

The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a free, home-based early learning and parenting program available to all families in the 2770 postcode.

HIPPY provides a structured and flexible kit of learning activities each week, facilitates fortnightly parent groups with free kids activities and works with other organisations to connect families to services.

NGROO Education Incorporated

Ngroo Education Incorporated works to improve the opportunity for Aboriginal children to achieve their potential by increasing their level of participation in mainstream early childhood and care (ECEC) and other relevant services and settings.

Ngroo Education Incorporated also delivers two other programs in the Mt Druitt and the Blacktown LGA which are Connected Beginnings and Aboriginal Families as First Teachers.

Supporting Partners

United Way Australia (UWA)

United Way Australia (UWA) is focused on bringing people together and empowering communities to support the development and well-being of the next generation. In 2014, UWA collaborated with others to launch The Hive in Mt Druitt. UWA is the over-arching organisation behind The Hive and supports the work through networking, sourcing funds, measurement and evaluation, advocacy and administrative support.

Department of Social Services

Department of Social Services recognises the need to disrupt disadvantage and create better futures for children and their families through locally tailored and evidence-driven solutions to local problems, in partnership with local people. The Department of Social Services became a funding partner to UWA / The Hive in 2019.

The Paul Ramsay Foundation

The Paul Ramsay Foundation focuses on the most stubborn barriers to change, where multiple cycles of disadvantage collide, and experiences of disadvantage persist across generations.  In 2020 they saw the adaptive practices of The Hive and entered a five-year funding agreement with UWA to bring scalable early years innovation to Mt Druitt.

Our Initiatives

Bound by a shared goal and developed in collaboration with the community, The Hive’s initiatives enable sustainable change.


At The Hive, we are always looking for new partnerships and opportunities in support of our goals.