Resources in Support of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC)

Startup Victoria stands in solidarity with black, indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) effected by police brutality and systemic racism, and all those who want to see change now.

We’ve compiled a list of resources to educate and inform positive action both in support of black and indigenous lives and in protest of police brutality and racism.

Please feel free to share this page, and if you have any further resources you’d like to add let us know at contact@startupvictoria.com.au and we’ll add them to the list.

Anti-Racism Resource Document

Here is a huge directory of multimedia resources to educate people on anti-racism. You’ll find resources for white parents on raising anti-racist children, as well as a long list of recommended articles, videos, books and podcasts on the subject. Take a look here.

Barayamal Accelerator

Barayamal Accelerator is a program designed for indigenous entrepreneurs and founders. Applications have recently opened – find out more and apply if eligible here.

Donations Directory

Here is a Linktree directory of funds, charities and organisations accepting donations that you can support. They have also included reading lists and social media accounts sharing information and resources.

First Nations Education

Common Grounds is a huge wealth of knowledge and educational resources related to First Nations culture. Visit their website here.

The Webby Awards

The Webby Awards have a huge directory of resources related to the Black Lives Matter movement here. They cover everything from how to be an ally to listing support organisations.

Guide to Allyship

An open-source tool designed to provide you with the resources for becoming a more effective ally. Read it here.

How to Safely Protest During a Pandemic

This article offers advice on protesting safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Main Street Ventures

Main Street Ventures’ primary mission is to support emerging businesses that show potential to create jobs and other opportunities in Box Hill. They have a particular focus on Women, Migrant, Refugee and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs that have been historically under-represented as founders. Find out more here.

Organisations Fighting for the Rights of Indigenous People

  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations – the national peak body representing 143 Indigenous health services
  • The Healing Foundation – a national organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families
  • SNAICC – the national non-government peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
  • Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) – the peak body for Aboriginal community controlled primary health services in the NT.
  • First People’s Disability Network – a national organisation representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability and their families.
  • Black Rainbow- a national advocacy platform and touchpoint for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBQTI) peoples
  • APONT – An Aboriginal governance and management program that builds strength and resilience in NT Aboriginal Organisations
  • Lowitja Institute – a national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research
  • TSYRSA – provides sports funding, financial support and community grants to Indigenous people within the Torres Strait region
  • AbSec– provides child protection and out-of-home care policy advice on issues affecting Aboriginal children, young people, families and carers.

Places to Volunteer and/or Donate in Support of Indigenous People

Rampersand’s VC Inclusion Advisory Board

Startup Vic industry partner Rampersand announced a new initiative that aims to understand and help address the funding gap for under-represented founders last year. You can learn more here.

Reading List for Education on the History of Indigenous People in Australia

Vervoe

Vervoe are a Melbourne-based startup who help companies make hiring decisions based on performance, eliminating unconscious bias from the process. Their aim is to give every candidate an opportunity to showcase their talent. You can learn more about them here.

Victorian Women’s Trust

Victorian Women’s Trust have compiled a huge directory for anti-racism resources. You’ll find social media accounts, reading lists, podcasts and more. Take a look here.