- Must show evidence of how stakeholders have worked in partnership to achieve an extraordinary outcome for the community.
- Must demonstrate strength of relationship between community and business partners.
*Street Outreach & Drop In @ Bulldogs Open or Close
The Street Outreach & Drop In @ The Bulldogs is a partnership between the Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA), Barnardos and The Bulldogs Rugby League Club. It involves youth workers approaching at-risk young people on the streets of Lakemba, building rapport with them and inviting them to attend a drop in hosted by The Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground.
Many young people in Lakemba are unemployed and have not transitioned successfully from high school to further education or employment. Many of these young people hang around the train station or certain areas around Lakemba such as park and alleys, making them vulnerable to either committing or being victims of criminal behaviour. This program involves youth workers from both LMA and Barnardos working together to conduct street outreach activities to these vulnerable young people around the streets of Lakemba.
CMRC Multicultural Small Business Advisory Service Open or Close
The CMRC Multicultural Small Business Advisory Service provides quality, personalised and highly subsidised business advisory program for Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese small businesses across 14 LGAs across Western Sydney. The CMRC MultiCultural Small Business Advisory Service provides face-to-face support, expert advice on managing small businesses and developing key business skills.
The CMRC MultiCultural Small Business Advisory Service has been funded since December 2014 by The Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services Office of the Small Business Commissioner for provision of business advisory services in Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean languages to small business in Greater Western Sydney.
Learning, Employment, Achievement Program Open or Close
LEAP (Learning, Employment, Achievement Program - previously Links to Learning) has been delivered by Open Family Australia in Cabramatta since 2001. LEAP targets young people at risk of disengaging from education, disconnecting from family and community and falling into a downward spiral of disadvantage - a key risk factor in homelessness and offending behaviours.
Through strong partnerships with four local high schools in the Fairfield LGA, Juvenile Justice, PCYC, and support from Aberdeen Asset Management, LEAP combines an individualised approach to address barriers with the young person, support them to re-engage with the school curriculum through creative/alternative activities.
Regional Distribution Project Open or Close
The Regional Distribution Project (RDP) has grown enormously in its second year. Through collaboration and innovation it has strengthened Nepean Food Services as a very important hub that links Food Suppliers with a number of Meals on Wheels Service providers across NSW so they are able to access a broader range of choice for their clients.
This means that their clients are able to enjoy a range of meals to include those suitable for those with special dietary needs. This year our distribution has increased by 65% so that 5600 meals are sent out per month across Greater Sydney and Regional NSW.
Work Life Project (TTW) Open or Close
TTW is Disability Services Australia's (DSA) 2 year state funded program that assists young people gain the skills to become ready to enter the workforce. As available resources are minimal innovation and creativity are crucial in achieving positive outcomes.
As people with disability can find entering the work force very difficult the 'Work Life Project' aims to help young people with disability land jobs within their chosen field by exposing them to a variety of work. 2015 saw TTW and The Healthy Life Group join forces to create ongoing opportunities for young people with disability to access the workforce.