GROW News

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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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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BTS inspiring change

Posted on November 27, 2017 in Case Studies

As a reasonably small business, with a strong vision and focus on supporting the local community, BTS-Business Technology Specialists joined GROW knowing their commitment aligned strongly with GROW principles. However, on providing expenditure data to GROW and receiving their individual dashboard, Stan Corner (CEO) was surprised to find how much  leakage of spend had occurred...

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