Smells like community spirit
community organisations in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs received funding in
August as part
of the2011 Inner North Community Foundation’s Pathways to Employment grant round.
year’s recipients shared in more than $215,000, which will be used to run
700 marginalized local people with skills and training to help break down barriers to work.
Moreland grant recipients
CERES in East Brunswick will establish a new shared community cooking
space offering cooking,
catering and training opportunities for the community.
The Anti Racism Action Band (A.R.A.B) continues their Step Up! Program building
skills and leadership
capacity for young artists in Fawkner.
Northern Local Learning and Employment Network Young Women’s Leadership Program
formarginalized young women emphasises building access to local network opportunities.
Yarra grant recipients
Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association in Richmond will work with youth who
have been in
contact with the criminal justice system.
Rotary Next Step Trust’s Next Step Program will continue a mentor program for
Learning Network will focus on helping culturally and linguistically diverse
Darebin grant recipients
Work in Northcote will help long term unemployed women prepare for job
Maintenance will recruit a part-time Tradie Mentor Coordinator to work with
Workers from marginalized and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Lifeskills’ Seed to Feed Transition to Employment Program will help
intellectual disabilities learn permaculture skills.
Community Gardens will continue its work with 90 participants offering them
recoveryand wellbeing through the Sprout Community Market.
RMIT College of Design and Social Context, Northern Partnerships Unit in
Bundoora will assist students
forwhom English is a not a first language with the transition from study to employment with an
innovative mentoring element.
Several Projects cover more than one municipality
Seeker Resource Centre will connect job-ready new migrants with local employers
existing industry partners to help raise awareness of asylum seeker issues.
will assist young people, particularly those of Indigenous background, who have
involvementor are at risk of involvement with the Youth Justice System.
YWCA’s Women at Work program will run an employment readiness program using
and artsbased therapy for women who have been unemployed long term.
Some organisations have received
funding for the first time whereas several have enjoyed an
ongoing relationship with the Inner North Community Foundation since 2008.
With support for the Inner North
Community Foundation’s Pathways to Employment fund from state
and local government, members of parliament such as Adam Bandt Federal MP for Melbourne, the
local community,and major donors INGT and the Portland House Foundation, the Inner North
Community Foundation willdevelopinto an even bigger asset supporting community wellbeing in
Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs.
Miles Openshaw T 8689 1972 E firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Nathani T 0403 343 882