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A Give Where You Live and G21 partnership, the Geelong Region Opportunities for Work or GROW Project aims to address unemployment in identified disadvantaged locations in the Geelong region.

GROW utilises an innovative Collective Impact framework to guide many stakeholders’ efforts working together to create new `jobs’ and investment opportunities to tackle the known correlation between unemployment and disadvantage. GROW is an ambitious ground breaking multi-level strategic approach committing over $2 million over 10 years. $100,000 has already been committed to the project by the Victorian Government’s Regional Development funds. Click here for more information

Direct Assistance Voucher Program

An annual emergency relief program for socially and financially disadvantaged people experiencing an immediate financial crisis within the Geelong region.

The program aims to resolve the immediate crisis by providing access to basic resources (food, material aid and pharmacy vouchers) and address the underlying causes by partnering with local community service agencies that provide specialist programs and support in conjunction with the vouchers. Give Where You Live administers the Direct Assistance Voucher Program which is funded in part by the Percy Baxter Charitable Trust, managed by Perpetual.

Feed Geelong

Running throughout the month of October, Feed Geelong promotes awareness of Geelong’s food crisis and raises valuable funds to assist in the distribution of food to the men, women and children of our region who are doing it tough.

Food for Thought Report

Give Where You Live has released the Food for Thought research report on Geelong’s emergency food relief system, recommending the establishment of a centralised system to distribute food to those most in need. View full report 

View 2015 Strategic Initiatives Funding .