Melbourne Storm is proud to announce the Club has signed community partnerships with local organisations MaraeMelbourne and Bridging Worx for the remainder of 2014.

The partnerships will see Storm further strengthen its ties to the local community at a grassroots level.

MaraeMelbourne is a Melbourne-based community organisation that is working towards a vision of establishing turangawaewae (a “place to stand / meeting place) in the Victorian capital.

CEO Raina Smith expressed MaraeMelbourne’s excitement at partnering with Storm.

“Melbourne Storm is a much loved organisation by our communities, with passionate fans,” Ms Smith said.

“The club is a valuable partner to MaraeMelbourne and it is great to be acknowledged by Melbourne Storm as a community partner.

“We feel privileged and proud that Melbourne Storm has chosen to  'Mana up' with MaraeMelbourne. We are committed to honouring this partnership."

Bridging Worx is a multicultural non-for-profit, non-government community organisation that exists for the social and community development of disadvantaged multicultural communities in the wider Melbourne metropolitan area.

The partnerships will see both organisations benefit from a closer alignment to the Storm.

Gus Faleauto, CEO and Chairman of Bridging Worx, said the partnership will allow both organisations to work closer with multicultural communities across Melbourne.

“Bridging Worx is delighted to join forces with Melbourne Storm to drive the work we are doing throughout Melbourne,” Mr Faleauto said.