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Greater Melbourne Vital Signs Report Card 2017
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Education and employment is important at all stages of life, but especially for younger and older people.
Life Saving Victoria
Life Saving Employment Pathways
Education & Employment
An education hub located in Beechworth, where young people living in regional areas can learn about entrepreneurship.
Restaurants open doors for migrants’ hospitality training
We are all dependent on the natural systems that support us. How we manage and protect these systems will determine their sustainability as well as our own.
Bringing discussions about sustainable food production into the classroom
Environment & Sustainability
Environmental Justice Australia
Melbourne’s residents and tourists will continue to enjoy the benefits of a healthy Yarra River thanks to the Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Bill.
Alternative Technology Association (ATA)
Households and community groups have looked to Alternative Technology Association (ATA) for inspiration and guidance for rooftop solar installation options that provide the best energy and financial outcomes.
Community plays an important role in our wellbeing, providing a sense of place, purpose and belonging.
Gather my Crew
Creating a culture of support during periods of trauma
Healthy & Resilient Communities
Digital upgrade for community radio station run by 200 volunteers, half of which are aged over 60 years of age.
Fitted for Work
Fitted for Work has established The Women’s Enterprise Hub (The Hub) to support older women, who are financially vulnerable, to become confident in remaining in employment and to develop skills to create their own social enterprises.
Access to safe, affordable housing that meets the diverse needs of a community is a key measure of a successful city.
Ozanam House Redevelopment
Crisis and transitional accommodation, as well as long-term independent units for people experiencing homelessness
Homelessness & Affordable Housing
Homeground Real Estate
A social enterprise that tackles the issue of affordable housing in Melbourne.
Habitat for Humanity
A safe place called home
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Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has announced it has provided grants worth $10.4 million to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across greater Melbourne at its recent Inspiring Philanthropy Celebration.
Throughout the year we celebrated the important contribution and impact of community philanthropy, and the wonderful contribution Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has made to Melbourne for 95 years.