Welcome to our August newsletter.
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.
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