GROW News

Emerging opportunities for Social Enterprise

Posted on August 7, 2017 in News

GROW was pleased to be part of the Geelong Small Business Festival event “Emerging Opportunities in Social Enterprise” on Wednesday August 9 2017. Facilitated by Geoff Gourley of One10, around 45 participants learned more about how to start a Social Enterprise or purpose driven business and simple ways to alter your workplace practices to incorporate purpose...

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Target 100 with Localised

Posted on June 30, 2017 in News

GROW and our partner Localised, G21 region’s online supplier platform, are launching Target 100 – 100 projects in 100 days. We are encouraging all organisations who are committed to supporting local businesses and suppliers, to post a project on Localised and contribute to the economic and social prosperity of the Geelong region. It’s a great...

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Voices of GROW

Posted on June 5, 2017 in News

Three short films, about why a job makes a difference: Nelle, a Barwon Water story Chris, a Corio Waste Management story Nadine, a Colac story

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GROW Report Card Event – in summary

Posted on May 25, 2017 in News

The GROW Report Card event on May 3 revealed the impact of the GROW Compact Signatories through their local procurement and recruitment over the last financial year. The measurements showed: 72 employment outcomes for GROW target communities, including traineeships and apprenticeships (provided by GROW Compact Signatories) 9.34% shift to local procurement, or $23.88m into the region...

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GROW Report Card

Posted on May 3, 2017 in News

On Wednesday May 3 we are presenting our first Report Card – a printed Timeline for the last two years, illustrating GROW’s current progress, achievements and challenges. Click here to see our Report Card.

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GROW Report Card Event

Posted on April 3, 2017 in News

You are invited to join us for the inaugural GROW Report Card Event! Wednesday, 3 May 2017 1pm start, closing at 4pm, followed by networking drinks Novotel Geelong We will celebrate the G21 region’s collective achievements and forecast the next steps, as well as hear case studies and stories from GROW Compact Signatories. We will also...

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Register on Localised

Posted on February 27, 2017 in News

GROW has partnered with Localised to deliver the local supplier platform the region has been asking for. This exciting new local initiative will assist GROW to deliver increased local and social procurement by enabling our GROW partners to: Discover and connect with local suppliers Get quotes from local suppliers on current procurements Notify local suppliers...

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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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