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GROW partners with Localised

Posted on November 24, 2016 in News

GROW is excited to announce a new partnership with local startup, Localised, to launch the G21 Region local supplier portal. Developing a region-wide supplier portal is a key recommendation of the GROW Regional Action Plan and GROW is excited to be partnering with a local Geelong business to deliver on this action. Every year billions...

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More GROW signatories!

Posted on November 18, 2016 in News

GROW is continuing to expand our partners across the G21 Region, with 8 new organisations signing the GROW Compact and joining our collective efforts to address disadvantage. At the recent Give Where You Live annual general meeting, the following organisations were awarded their GROW Compact certificates for committing to the principles of local and social...

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Colac Demand-led Employment Project

Posted on October 28, 2016 in News

Colac job seekers will benefit from recently-announced state government funding to deliver the Colac Demand-led Employment Project. Give Where You Live Foundation CEO, Bill Mithen, said the funds would enable Colac job seekers to better access employment opportunities in the town, through tailored support and training designed to meet specific employer needs. “The $620,000 Jobs...

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Welcome new GROW Compact signatories

Posted on September 15, 2016 in News

On September 16, GROW awarded certificates to ten organisations who are signing the GROW Compact – committing to integrating the GROW principles (that a prosperous community cares for the well-being of all its members) into their own values and daily operations. GROW is encouraging all businesses and organisations in the G21 Region to join with...

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Regional procurement recommended actions underway

Posted on September 3, 2016 in News

The GROW Regional Economic Modelling Procurement report confirms the ‘local and social procurement’ approach behind the GROW can deliver 2500 jobs by 2020 and $1 billion of economic benefits each year. Economic modelling shows that a 7% shift on current purchasing and employment practice is all that is needed to not only address pockets of disadvantage,...

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Alcoa Foundation Social Procurement Toolkit launch

Posted on September 3, 2016 in News

On September 16, GROW and the Alcoa Foundation are delighted to launch the Social Procurement Toolkit, the first of its kind in Australia. The Toolkit is a series of ground-breaking and innovative tools and templates to support local/social procurement and local economic development in the G21 Region. These tools have been crafted by ArcBlue (Procurement...

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