GROW News

New builder appointed to Geelong Arts Centre stage 3

Posted on September 4, 2020 in News

Development Victoria have announced: “Major property company Lendlease has been appointed to deliver the $128 million Little Malop Street Redevelopment. Lendlease’s ‘Geelong First’ commitment will put local partnerships, skills and innovation at the heart of the project and will ensure local suppliers and tradespeople, including social enterprises, are invited to tender on works packages throughout...

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Good news story 2: Norris Group

Posted on August 31, 2020 in News

GROW connections Norris Group are a local family owned and operated Civil Construction company with over 220 staff, who joined GROW in 2018. They told us: “We had always promoted local business, but we realised we needed to increase our networks and collaborate more with the broader GROW community.  We saw the benefits of developing...

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Good news story: Josie’s Transport

Posted on August 14, 2020 in News

What does it mean to be a part of GROW? Aaron Cole from Josie’s Transport explains: “After buying Josie’s Transport in February 2018 we soon joined GROW, as we wanted to keep the fantastic name that Josie’s has in the local community, keep that identity, be part of Geelong and support local business. “We provided...

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COVID-19 RESOURCES

Posted on April 14, 2020 in News

The GROW team is continually updating these Trello boards with links to current information and resources to support our communities in these unprecedented times. If you have a suggestion for any further resources, please contact grow@givewhereyoulive.com.au Support for Businesses: https://trello.com/b/ettAbDh3 Support for Individuals: https://trello.com/b/Oo2HHcjJ Support for Community Services: https://trello.com/b/Zk7s0GAp

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WorkWell Learning Networks: The mental health and wellbeing revolution set to sweep Geelong workplaces

Posted on January 20, 2020 in News

  As part of a ground-breaking new initiative funded by WorkSafe’s WorkWell Program, The Give Where You Live Foundation has launched an exciting new knowledge-sharing network. WorkSafe’s WorkWell Learning Networks aim to promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent mental injury & illness by changing workplace cultures and practices. The Give Where You Live Learning...

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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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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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