ECH has embarked on a number of highly successful partnerships with a range of local organisations, festivals and events.

The not-for-profit South Australian organisation’s investment in the arts supports part of its commitment to fostering social connections and embracing diversity and inclusivity.

ECH is proud to sponsor the Adelaide Festival, Feast Festival, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Botanic Gardens, South Australia’s History Festival, SANFL Walking Footy and the Metropolitan Bowls Association.

Walking Footy

Co-founded by SANFL and ECH, Walking Footy is a fun modified Australian Rules Football program created specifically for people aged 50 or over.

Played in teams of six people on a field the size of a basketball court, SANFL and ECH Walking Footy is designed to be a fun, inclusive and safe game with no running, tackling, or bumping involved.

SANFL and ECH Walking Footy is a great way to meet new people and incorporate exercise into your life in a social and fun way.

For more information, please visit: SANFL and ECH Walking Footy

Adelaide Festival

ECH is a major sponsor of the internationally acclaimed arts festival, Adelaide Festival.

Since its inception in 1960, the Adelaide Festival has been regarded as one of the world’s greatest arts events – attracting internationally acclaimed performers, productions, musicians, dancers and artists.

It is an event held in enormously high regard and deep affection by the Adelaide community, as well as attracting a large proportion of its audience from interstate and overseas.

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Feast Festival

ECH has been a proud sponsor of Feast Festival since 2017.

The Festival is Adelaide’s only not-for-profit LGBTI arts and cultural festival.

Feast Festival began in 1997, providing a safe and inclusive platform for the LGBTI community to share and express themselves through art and culture.

As part of this partnership, ECH celebrates and participates in the annual Pride March and Picnic in the Park festivities.

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State Theatre Company of South Australia

ECH has been a proud sponsor of the State Theatre Company South Australia since January 2022.

Established in 1972, it is the flagship theatre company of South Australia and is a resident artistic company of the Adelaide Festival Centre.

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Metropolitan Bowls Association

ECH has been a proud sponsor of the Metropolitan Bowls Association (MBA) since the beginning of 2018. The MBA includes just over 50 bowls clubs located across Adelaide. The clubs range in size and this grassroots sponsorship provides much needed support to the club network.

The social bowls season occurs from April to October, while the competitive bowls season is held from October to March. Both programs provide a great opportunity to socialise and meet new people while also staying fit and active.

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History Festival

In 2017 ECH became a major sponsor of South Australia’s History Festival.

The festival is one of South Australia’s largest community events, promoting historical collections, places and stories through hundreds of events ranging from talks to tours, walks to workshops and exhibitions to special events.

Its popularity and success are due to the hard work and enthusiasm of the event organisers, including thousands of volunteers, who are passionate about sharing South Australia’s history.

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Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium (BGSH)

ECH has partnered with iconic Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium (BGSH) to work closely on their Health and Wellbeing program, with particular focus on Therapeutic Horticulture.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many people becoming more aware of how important it is to focus on our physical and mental health and wellbeing, and to care for the more vulnerable members around us.

Community gardening and engaging with nature has proven to be physically and psychologically beneficial and reduces the risk of social isolation.

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