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Innovative social enterprise hub is on the right track

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 1st September 2020 -  The initiative has the potential to generate $4.6 million in social value in its first year An ambitious plan to build a social enterprise hub in shipping containers under one of Melbourne’s

NFPs to Share in $1 Million of Free Tram Advertising

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th August 2018 -  Not for profits have the chance to decorate some of Melbourne’s iconic trams, with $1 million of free advertising up for grabs. The 2019 Yarra Trams Community Partnerships Program

Mentoring Initiative Looks to Help Emerging Female Leaders in the Workplace

Luke Michael, Friday, 20th October 2017 -  A mentoring initiative for emerging female leaders in Australia is set to launch in Melbourne, aiming to help young women tackle professional challenges in the workplace. Mentor

Will They Flop or Will They Soar?

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 1st March 2017 -  One of Victoria’s most enduring community events, the Moomba Festival is back in full swing this Labour Day long weekend, 10 to 13 March, with a chock-a-block program of free events

NFPs Slam Proposal to Make Rough Sleeping Illegal in Melbourne

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 20th January 2017 -  A group of not-for-profit organisations have said they are “dismayed” at reports that sleeping rough in Melbourne could be made illegal. Earlier on Friday Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

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A Fresh Start for Former Offenders

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 18th January 2017 -  Social enterprise Fruit2work creates second-chance jobs, hiring former offenders to pack and deliver fresh fruit to businesses around Melbourne. Statistics show that employment

NFP Maps Illegal Brothels to Protect Women

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 20th October 2016 -  Not-for-profit organisation Project Respect is, for the first time, mapping the hundreds of illegal and unregistered brothels in Melbourne to protect women from exploitation.

Single Working Women Locked Out of Rental Market

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 4th October 2016 -  Single working women are being locked out of Melbourne’s rental market, with only 25 per cent of suburbs affordable today, compared to 50 per cent a decade ago. New data analysis from

How to ‘Future Proof’ the New Generations

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th May 2016 -  Australia’s youth are facing some of the highest unemployment rates in recent times, and more than ever they need support from the social sector. The inaugural FUTUREgen16 Conference

Associations Forum National Conference Returns to Melbourne

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th May 2016 -  More than 400 Not for Profit leaders and professionals, as well as business providers to the sector, are expected to converge on Melbourne for the 11th annual Associations Forum National

Olympic–Sized Affordable Housing Partnership

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th March 2016 -  The Sydney Olympic Park Authority has partnered with community housing association Bridge Housing in a project to help athletes, park workers and others in the local community to

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Clean Cut, Clean Start

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 15th February 2016 -  Nasir Sobhani has become known for offering free haircuts to homeless and disadvantaged people in Melbourne’s west, earning him the title of The Streets Barber. Sobhani is this week’s
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