GROW Updates

2019 GROW Report Card #3

Posted on May 10, 2019 in GROW Updates

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...

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GROW Summit

Posted on March 6, 2019 in GROW Updates

Over 40 local business, state and local government representatives and community organisations from the G21 Region came together for the GROW Summit late February. Convened by independent evaluators Clear Horizon Consulting, the whole day workshop analysed the progress of the GROW initiative during its Start-Up Phase and priorities for greater impact moving forward. Key learnings...

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2018 Highlights

Posted on December 14, 2018 in GROW Updates

2018 was another big year for GROW, including: 1. Research – hearing from job seekers and compiling Data Snapshots of the region 2. New Funding – $750 k from Victorian State Government extending the GROW initiative to 2022 3. Expansion – Four new regions commencing GROW initiative, funded by Victorian State Govt 4. Milestone – 100...

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100 businesses committed to GROW

Posted on November 14, 2018 in GROW Updates

The Give Where You Live Foundation has today announced GeelongPort as the 100th local business to sign the innovative and unique GROW (G21 Region Opportunities for Work) Compact. Developed and launched by local organisations, G21 – Geelong Region Alliance and Give Where You Live Foundation, the GROW initiative is working to generate sustainable jobs in...

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Data Snapshots of GROW Target Communities

Posted on October 25, 2018 in GROW Updates

Snapshots of the latest census data has been compiled for GROW target communities: Corio, Norlane, Whittington and Colac. Did you know that in some areas 27% of households don’t have access to the internet? Or that youth unemployment rates can be as high as 75%? Or that rental stress is significantly higher in some suburbs...

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Data Snapshots

Posted on October 21, 2018 in GROW Updates

Snapshots of the latest census data has been compiled for GROW target communities: Corio, Norlane, Whittington and Colac. Did you know that in some areas 27% of households don’t have access to the internet? Or that youth unemployment rates can be as high as 75%? Or that rental stress is significantly higher in some suburbs...

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$750,000 State Government boost to GROW in G21 Region

Posted on June 4, 2018 in GROW Updates

Christine Couzens MP, Member for Geelong, on behalf of the Victorian State Government, announced the Give Where You Live Foundation will receive a further $750,000 towards the implementation of GROW within the G21 region on Friday May 18, 2018 The State Government also announced it would fund projects replicating the successful GROW initiative in both...

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What job seekers are telling us

Posted on May 20, 2018 in GROW Updates

In partnership with local Jobs Victoria programs, Jobs Victoria Colac, Whittington Works Alliances, Whitelion and Northern Futures, action research was undertaken with long-term job seekers from Norlane, Corio, Whittington and Colac. The aim of this research was to hear directly from those who have experienced barriers to getting and keeping a job. You can also...

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