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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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Thank YOU!

Posted on December 22, 2017 in News

On behalf of the GROW team, we would like to thank you all for your support in 2017. Working together, the G21 region achieved: 70 signed up to the GROW Compact (click here to see who is involved) 10 Compact Action Plans published on the website with 30 others in progress (click here for more...

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First 10 compact action plans now online!

Posted on December 15, 2017 in News

Compact Action Plans are the actions individual GROW signatories are choosing to undertake, in order to deliver their commitment to GROW. These plans focus on local and social procurement, employment opportunities, and/or leadership – there are so many ways that organisations can contribute to GROW’s objectives. Thank you to these fantastic signatories who have been...

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GeelongSafe – an opportunity to GROW!

Posted on December 7, 2017 in News

GeelongSafe is an exciting initiative of City of Greater Geelong to increase awareness of, and capability in, workplace health and safety across the Geelong region – just for GROW Compact signatories! CoGG will be fully funding four trainees from GROW target communities, to be hosted by organisations who have signed the GROW compact in May to October 2018....

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Target 100 countdown begins…

Posted on October 12, 2017 in News

Today marks the beginning of the final countdown towards Day 100 of Localised and GROW’s Target 100 campaign. To date, we have seen 50 projects worth $43 million + identified. What does your business need? It can be now, in the next 6 months or even 12-18 months into the future. Localised enables you to identify potential local suppliers. By...

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Minister visits GROW

Posted on September 22, 2017 in News

The Victorian State Government matched the first five years of Give Where You Live Foundation’s funding for GROW with a commitment of $1 million. On Friday, 15 September, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens met with GROW signatories to hear practical examples of how they are using local procurement and targeted employment...

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Regional Procurement Action Plan

Posted on August 28, 2017 in News

In 2015, we appointed ArcBlue to undertake a comprehensive consultancy, modelling the opportunity for local and social procurement in our region, with 180 businesses participating. With our GROW partners, we launched the Regional Plan in 2016 to work jointly towards these targets for 2020: Moving 7% of the G21 Regional expenditure from non-local to local suppliers...

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