Yearly Archive: 2020

GROW 5 Years – 5 films

Posted on December 11, 2020 in GROW Updates

Click on the image to hear Elaine Carbines, CEO of G21 Geelong Region Alliance, tell her story of GROW: Click this image for the Barwon Water social procurement story from Adam: Click on the image and hear Cara tell the Baptcare Coasthaven story of social procurement and inclusive employment: Click the image to learn more...

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New builder appointed to Geelong Arts Centre stage 3

Posted on September 4, 2020 in GROW Updates

Development Victoria have announced: “Major property company Lendlease has been appointed to deliver the $128 million Little Malop Street Redevelopment. Lendlease’s ‘Geelong First’ commitment will put local partnerships, skills and innovation at the heart of the project and will ensure local suppliers and tradespeople, including social enterprises, are invited to tender on works packages throughout...

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Good news story – Norris Group

Posted on August 31, 2020 in Good News Stories

GROW connections Norris Group are a local family owned and operated Civil Construction company with over 220 staff, who joined GROW in 2018. They told us: “We had always promoted local business, but we realised we needed to increase our networks and collaborate more with the broader GROW community.  We saw the benefits of developing...

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Good news story – Josie’s Transport

Posted on August 14, 2020 in Good News Stories

What does it mean to be a part of GROW? Aaron Cole from Josie’s Transport explains: “After buying Josie’s Transport in February 2018 we soon joined GROW, as we wanted to keep the fantastic name that Josie’s has in the local community, keep that identity, be part of Geelong and support local business. “We provided...

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Posted on April 14, 2020 in GROW Updates

The GROW team is continually updating these Trello boards with links to current information and resources to support our communities in these unprecedented times. If you have a suggestion for any further resources, please contact Support for Businesses: Support for Individuals: Support for Community Services:

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WorkWell Learning Networks: The mental health and wellbeing revolution set to sweep Geelong workplaces

Posted on January 20, 2020 in GROW Updates

  As part of a ground-breaking new initiative funded by WorkSafe’s WorkWell Program, The Give Where You Live Foundation has launched an exciting new knowledge-sharing network. WorkSafe’s WorkWell Learning Networks aim to promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent mental injury & illness by changing workplace cultures and practices. The Give Where You Live Learning...

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