The Scanlon Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Annual Grants Round 2020.
To better respond to current and future challenges as a result of Covid-19 the Scanlon Foundation’s Annual community grants for 2021 will fund projects that support the transition of migrants into employment. Projects should consider the experience of migrants and of receiving communities and aim to nurture positive outcomes.
Grants are looking to actively support people into employment, 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.
This year’s community grants will provide funding up to a maximum of $25,000 for a 12 month project.
- The community grants will be eligible for all locations across each state of Australia, including Victoria.
- The Scanlon Foundation is looking to support projects that demonstrate their contribution to social cohesion through building pathways to employment.
- Pathways to Employment
- This grant looks to actively support people into employment, 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. Successful applicants will go beyond resume writing and interview skills to actively engage with local employers. Projects that support volunteering and internships are welcome.
- 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.
- 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.
For more information, visit http://scanlonfoundation.org.au/grants/