News

Where are we at? GROW Start Up Review

Posted on August 27, 2019 in News

How is GROW going? What has been achieved? Any ideas about what should happen next? To answer these questions, an external review of GROW was undertaken by Clear Horizon Consulting, reflecting on the activities and outcomes of the GROW initiative during the start-up phase. Whilst the review reflected on past achievements, the main focus was...

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GROW Engagement

Posted on August 26, 2019 in News

The Give Where You Live Foundation is seeking to fill a critical Engagement role within our small GROW team, engaging and supporting organizations to be part of the regional GROW initiative’s ambitious social change agenda. Key elements of this role include: excellent interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills; experience actively building and maintaining relationships with...

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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...

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GROW Summit

Posted on March 6, 2019 in News

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 News

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 News

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 News

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 News

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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Media Release

Posted on May 4, 2018 in News

GROW $20.21 million injection creates jobs: Report card The Give Where You Live Foundation and G21 – Geelong Region Alliance’s innovative GROW initiative is reporting a $20.2 million increase of local procurement among 16 of GROW’s participating organisations across the G21 region. Economic modelling by Remplan shows that this local procurement, generated through the GROW...

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2018 GROW report card

Posted on May 4, 2018 in News

On May 3, around 100 GROW partners and signatories attended the 2018 GROW Report Card Event at Eastern Hub. Highlights reported at the event include: GROW now has 82 signatories, 46 with action plans underway, most committing to offer employment opportunities or shift to local spend In 2016/17 GROW signatories reported a shift in local...

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