iCareer is an early intervention development program which prevents young people from long-term unemployment and disengagement, by motivating, identifying and supporting them to address their barriers to employment and supporting them with links into employment and training opportunities.
The Self Help Workplace is an Australian Disability Enterprise. Their mission is to provide people with a disability with meaningful and productive employment so that they can enjoy independent and fulfilling lives. Funding support to the Hospitality and Training Hub would help to establish a new program to provide training in independent living skills for adults with an intellectual disability.
Bendigo Community Health Services is a not-for-profit organisation whose vision is for a healthy community built on genuine collaboration. The project will help enhance the settlement experience of Bendigo's large refugee population by creating a resource library of DVD's which outline the various systems and information needed as part of their settlement. Support will be provided to make their transition into Australian life a smoother one.
The Drovers Volunteer Service provides caring beyond treatment for patients at Alice Springs Hospital, from donating books, magazines and basic toiletries, to helping out with household chores like feeding pets, while patients are incapacitated.
Task Force Community Agency has developed and trialled an innovative skills-based program called Money4Jam, which teaches participants food production skills accompanied by counselling and support. Locals are trained in food preparation and cooking, as well as improving their numeracy and literacy skills. The grant will fund a tailored training and education program providing qualifications and job ready skills for young people with disabilities.
People with Down syndrome want to work to earn their own money, be independent and enjoy socialising both at work and in casual settings with friends. To assist both the employee and the employer, and to promote more employment opportunities, the grant will be used to produce an information package to generate awareness and understanding, which will accompany each individual into the workplace.
The Macedonian Community Welfare Association (MCWA) is targeting culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups who lack of knowledge and understanding of technology, particularly among the elderly. The workshops will connect and educate participants and will provide educational growth in a comfortable and safe environment.
Funding will help a project to provide elderly and economically disadvantaged residents with access to communal computers in the recreation area of the local Lionsville community room. Technology workshops will be provided to assist residents feel included within their local community and open up the online digital community to them also.