In our neighbourhood

By Kirsten Butera

About four years ago we discovered the Inner North Community Foundation, a terrific organisation that makes grants to a range of organisations helping local people to find pathways to employment. The Foundation inspires donors and businesses (like us!) to get involved in strengthening the communities they live and work in. The kinds of groups that receive grants through Inner North are creative and energetic – they are prepared to try new approaches to connect people into the workforce. What we love about the Foundation is the diversity of the projects that it funds and the value and opportunity those programs bring to the lives of local people. For example, Second Chance Cycles provides bicycle mechanics training to ex-offenders, while the Social Studio helps young people from refugee backgrounds to gain jobs in the fashion, retail and hospitality industries. And these are just two of the 130 community organisations that have been funded since the Foundation was established!

We are proud supporters of Inner North, and thoroughly enjoy working with such an inspiring organisation to bring money to life in our local community.