Update from the Inner North Community Foundation
Welcome to our August newsletter.
Welcome to our new Executive Officer
The Inner North Community Foundation has appointed Ben Rodgers as its new Executive Officer.  Ben comes to us with experience in youth work, local government, and most recently working in direct service delivery and strategic projects at Whittlesea Community Connections in Epping. Welcome Ben, it is great to have you on board.

Patricia Lauria, who filled the EO chair for a short time, has moved on to other opportunities.

Ben’s enthusiasm and passion for grassroots community development will be a great asset to the Inner North Community Foundation as it creates a stronger and more connected community in Melbourne’s inner north region.

Grants announcement 2015

Twenty one charitable organisations which focus on helping disadvantaged people in Melbourne’s inner north, have received a 2015 Pathways to Employment Grant. Community groups funded all operate in the inner north Melbourne region, and offer programs that focus on pre-vocational, life skills development or job training for disadvantaged young people, ex-offenders, refugees and asylum seekers amoung others.

“We are delighted to offer this significant financial injection into our local community,” says Chair of the Inner North Community Foundation, Genevieve Timmons. “People in the inner north of Melbourne have a strong tradition of supporting friends and neighbours, and these grants from the Foundation are an investment of that generosity of spirit.”

A full list of grant recipients and their programs can be found on our website.

Each year, we receive excellent grant applications from local community groups making a difference. We cannot invest in all projects, but with your support, next year we can increase our reach. Donate today

Congrats Run Melbourne runners!
Several runners from the Inner North Community Foundation ran and walked in last month's Run Melbourne Event. The Team raised $1,619, with Poul Bottern, CEO of IntoWork leading the fundraising field. Many thanks to all involved. We will let you know in good time on how to get walking, running or donating next year!

Join our board

The Foundation seeks applications from skilled people with strong local networks and an enthusiasm for good governance. Board members are asked to contribute around ten hours per month to their role and act in an honorary capacity.

We're committed to equal opportunity. To ensure that the Board engages people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, we are keen to attract applications from women, people under 40 years of age and people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

If you - or someone you know - are passionate about making a positive difference and are enthusiastic about engineering and leading local philanthropy, find out how to get involved by downloading a position description here.

Applications close 31st August 2015.

Not interested in governance?
Volunteering on our board is just one way to get involved with our work. If you have other skills that can help the Foundation create stronger communities in Melbourne's inner north, then please contact Ben at brodgers@innernorthfoundation or 8689 1967. Ben is looking for people to support the organisation in different ways, including workplace giving, grant analysis, and communications.

To keep up to date with other opportunities as they emerge,  please like us on Facebook (and tell your friends and family if you think we'd be a good match for them!)

Plugs for local groups in the Inner North
Organisations supported by the Inner North Community Foundation are always doing great work in the local community. In the next few weeks:
  • Outer Urban Projects is performing at the Melbourne Festival in 2015. Their show, Grand DiVisions, includes beat boxing, Indian tabla, darabuka and gospel  as rappers and spoken word artists strive to make sense of the grand divisions that haunt and enchant us. Tickets on sale now.
  • Concerned about youth unemployment? The Inner North Local Learning and Employment Network is about to launch their 2015 Jobs for Youth Campaign, a whole of community response. Find out more and get involved here.
  • SisterWorks  has a great fundraising night planned to share the entrepreneurial stories of asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women. September 15th, 5.30pm in the Docklands. Book tickets here.
Connect with the Inner North Community Foundation
Got more to tell us? We'd love you to stay in touch and send us your feedback and ideas.  Email us at info@innernorthfoundation.org.au or pick up the phone and call 8689 1967.  

Thanks for reading from Richmond to Reservoir, Fitzroy to Fawkner and Brunswick to Bundoora. The team at Inner North Community Foundation.
The Inner North Community thanks our major partners for their ongoing generosity:
Operational support from IntoWork Australia (INGT Ltd) enables us to direct 100% of our donations towards our perpetual fund and granting programs.


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