The Scanlon Foundation is proving grants up to $25,000 to projects that demonstrate their contribution to social cohesion through building pathways to employment. The grants will focus on funding projects that support the transition of migrants into employment, as well as working directly with individuals who are unemployed, and may include those that have lost their jobs as a result of Covid-19, or business failure or are recent graduates from school or university.
An eligible organisation or applicant must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR 1) status or partner with an organisation who has DGR 1 status.
Applications should focus on the following areas:
- Employment pathways: Programs that work directly with individuals, and contribute to the building of employment confidence, conversational and business skills, career guidance, resume building and the presentation of experience and strengths, interviewing techniques, business behaviours and resources to assist in starting a new position.
- Local business engagement: Programs should actively facilitate engagement with local businesses to introduce or expand experience of workplace cultures, language and colloquialisms, and encourage formal recognition of experience. Other highly desirable activities include coaching of businesses in new arrival recruitment and employee management and post-employment support.
- Mentors: Programs that facilitate mentor relationships to support participants to understand employment arrangements in Australia and support them through the employment process.
- Diverse groups: Projects should encourage intercultural conversations to share and recognise mutual contributions.
- Needs analysis: Applicants should demonstrate how the needs of participants have been identified, and how the program has been designed to meet these needs.
Expressions of interest close 18 September 2020.