GROW News

BTS inspiring change

Posted on July 21, 2019 in Good News Stories

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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Procurement Analysis – 2018 financial year

Posted on June 21, 2019 in GROW Updates

Following the GROW report card, we took some time to further analyse the procurement data provided by Compact Signatories. The attached report looks at key trends, spend flows in to the G21 region and also down to suburb level, as well as digging a little further in to spend that is occurring outside of the...

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Reporting on Compact Action Plans

Posted on June 19, 2019 in GROW Updates

For the first time at the recent 2019 GROW Report Card Event, collective progress against the Compact Action Plans of GROW signatory’s was able to be reported. Of 110 Compact Signatories, 72 have developed compact action plans. These bespoke plans have been co-designed with signatories to deliver, monitor and report on their collective action. Over...

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GeelongSafe – GROW collective action

Posted on May 16, 2019 in Good News Stories

In 2018, the City of Greater Geelong initiated a unique program to improve occupational health and safety, called GeelongSafe. This included the funding of five traineeships hosted by GROW Compact signatories – Corio Waste Management; City of Greater Geelong; Aus Pits; WorkSafe and Epworth Geelong. In line with the GROW objectives of supporting employment for...

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2019 GROW Report Card #3

Posted on May 10, 2019 in GROW Updates

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 GROW Report Card...

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GROW Summit

Posted on March 6, 2019 in GROW Updates

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 GROW Updates

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 GROW Updates

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 GROW Updates

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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Data Snapshots

Posted on October 21, 2018 in GROW Updates

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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