2019 GROW report card #3

Posted on May 2, 2019 in News

On Thursday, 2 May, GROW signatories and partners met at the presentation of 2019 GROW Report Card, held at the new Baptcare Coasthaven Community. This beautiful facility is providing significant local employment and high quality aged care support for 3214 residents.

Bill Mithen, CEO of backbone organisation the Give Where You Live Foundation delivered the GROW Report Card highlighting the following achievements, including:

  • 110 Compact Signatory Organisations
  • 72 of these Compact Signatories have live action plans, including over 1,200 individual actions working to deliver the principles of the GROW initiative
  • 112 jobs and 20 employment pathways offered by Compact Signatories to job seekers from GROW target communities (Corio, Norlane, Whittington and Colac)
  • A total of 247 jobs and 39 pathways over 3 years

The event was attended by three tiers of Government including Cr Anthony Aikten (City of Greater Geelong), Christine Couzens MP (Member for Geelong) and Richard Marles MP (Member for Corio).

Richard Marles MP took the opportunity to announce that a Shorten Labor Government, if elected (on Saturday, 18 May 2019) will deliver $2 million to our GROW G21 Region Initiative to build on work tackling joblessness.

For further information, please refer to the 2019 Report Card and/or G21 Regional dashboard.

Above: Elaine Carbines (G21 – Geelong Region Alliance CEO), Richard Marles MP (Member for Corio), Christine Couzens MP (Member for Geelong) and Bill Mithen (Give Where You Live Foundation CEO)