The SEED programme - a community development approach

SEED is a cooperative community development programme that helps communities create value from their land, culture and people to improve their own quality of life.

The SEED programme has been primarily developed to work with indigenous first nations people. In a world that is becoming increasingly globalised and more homogenous, it’s more and more important to provide platforms allowing these communities to retain their own cultural diversity while becoming more sustainable and self determining.

THE SEED VISION

The long term vision for SEED is to support the global connection of indigenous communities through cooperation and trade so they can mutually support each others’ social and economic development.

SEED PROGRAMME BENEFITS

THE BENEFITS TO COMMUNITIES
  • SEED empowers communities to identify their own long-term development objectives and social, productive and commercial project ideas.
  • SEED provides governance, operational and enterprise development skills to move from ideas to project reality.
  • SEED is collective and links project impacts for continuous reinvestment in the community.
  • SEED gets to action quickly by rapidly delivering social, environmental and commercial projects, business plans and operational structures.
THE BENEFITS FOR GOVERNMENT 
  • SEED coordinates efforts around the express needs and aspirations that the community deem important.
THE BENEFITS FOR NGOs AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES
  • SEED coordinates efforts for NGOs and agencies to deliver their existing programmes to support the community.
THE BENEFITS FOR BUSINESS
  • SEED provides opportunities for business to co-create projects in partnership with communities to deliver shared value that is mutually beneficial.
THE BENEFITS FOR GRANT FUNDERS AND INVESTORS
  • SEED creates a pipeline of fundable projects and a mechanism to allow the community to take greater control of their own financial investment over the long term.