Doornjil Yoor-dininy - 'Coming together to create and sustain partnerships for mutual growth'
While establishing Kulbardi, Australia's largest Aboriginal-owned stationery supplier, Kim Collard had a vision to go beyond corporate outcomes and into the realms of social and economic Aboriginal community development. Kulbardi's Community Investment Model showcases corporate best practice, where part of the proceeds of profits generated from Kulbardi is channelled into a fund aimed at investing in Indigenous communities.
The name ‘Bibbulmun’ represents one of fourteen clans of the Noongar Nation of the southwest of Western Australia and Bibbul means ‘paperbark’ in the Noongar language. It is reflective of the life-giving connection between our ancient land and its many uses; in this instance, paperbark represents the closest thing to stationery in a contemporary context. While the Fund’s name, Bibbulmun, originates in WA, the founders recognise the rich tapestry of connection across our nation.
VISION, MISSION & VALUES
To generate new possibilities in the way Aboriginal enterprise and entrepreneurial leaders do business.
By supporting Aboriginal-owned projects that promote meaningful outcomes and collaboration in all stages of enterprise development.
Aboriginal ownership - Projects are designed, owned and delivered by Aboriginal Australia, for Aboriginal Australia.
Meaningful outcomes - Innovative projects that have long-term sustainability, impact and regional relevance.
Collaboration - Inclusive and co-operative projects that leverage support from collaboration partners.