Board / Governance

Not-for-Profit Charity

Cultivating Community is a not-for-profit charitable organisation governed by a Board of Management. The Board are elected annually in line with rules and procedures outlined in our ‘Rules’ (Constitution). All Board members are voluntary, i.e. no remuneration is paid for Board participation. Profiles of our Board members are provided via links from this page.


Board Member Profiles


Lee Tozzi, Chairperson & Board President

Richard Kean, Deputy Chair

Lee Jones, Treasurer (profile coming soon)

Robbie Kershaw, Board Secretary

Penny van der Sluys, Ordinary Board Member


Incorporated Association

Our legal entity is an Incorporated Association (Reg No. A0032404G) as per the Victorian Parliament’s Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. The Consumer Affairs Victoria website provides details of the Act and associated regulations.

Australian Business Number

Our Australian Business Number (ABN) is 26 998 940 299

Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements

Our latest year’s audited financial statements are included in our Annual Report.

CC Annual Report 2016

Download the 2015 Annual Report (2.1Mb PDF)

Strategic Plan Strategic Directions

The Cultivating Community Board has set the following Strategic Directions for 2014-15:

  • Building a sustainable organisation
  • Strengthening community gardens on public housing land
  • Exploring the value of our School Food Garden service and its long-term future
  • Executing the new Food Know How food waste and composting project effectively