Some members of Yarraville’s United Housing Co-operative accessed the internet at home for the first time, thanks to the Let’s Stay Connected Fund.
Economic & Social Inclusion
Keeping conversation flowing among Aboriginal Elders
Aboriginal Elders across Melbourne are staying connected with their culture during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Local legends excited about major wheelchair tennis tournaments in Melbourne
Legendary wheelchair tennis coach Greg Crump and four-times Australian Open champion Heath Davidson have watched the sport grow over the decades.
My Local Life program creates community for international students
‘My Local Life’ has created a vital support network for international students facing isolation during the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.
Tiny Talbot is big on active community
New outdoor gym equipment in Talbot in Victoria’s north-west is being taken up enthusiastically by the community, improving health and connections.
Send me an angel: how Susan Oliver AM is backing Victorian business
Susan Oliver is a leader in the field and a passionate and committed supporter of women-led startups, helping to drive success.
Kinya Lerrk takes Aboriginal Victorians on a sensory journey to Country
With help from a grant from the First Peoples’ Business Support Fund, two artists have repivoted their business to trade through the pandemic.
The small homes making a big difference
A Geelong-based manufacturer, a university and a men’s crisis accommodation are paving the way in creating sustainable housing.
A start up success being delivered in Ballarat by young entrepreneur
Studying in Australia gave Alex a unique opportunity to explore his entrepreneurial side. Now his delivery platform is helping businesses in Ballarat.
Connecting through singing in lockdown
Members of a trailblazing community choir have stayed connected in lockdown through online video performances.
Women’s business incubator fostering new beginnings
Women from culturally diverse communities are being empowered through a business incubator, funded by the Victorian Government.
Maddy’s dream job delivers training, experience and security
Maddy Gallagher found herself stuck at a crossroads after finishing Year 12, but she’s now got a job that she loves.
From the ground up: Ballarat’s Laura Chibnall takes out top mining award
We profile Laura Chibnall who is this year’s Minerals Council of Australia Exceptional Woman in Resources for Victoria.
Connecting through cooking and craft
A group of Papua New Guinean women are building a better support network, thanks to a program of events funded through the Let’s Stay Connected Fund.
Community minded: Frankston North project combats loneliness during lockdown
An art workshop by Big hART funded through a Victorian Government grant has connected generations in meaningful and lasting ways.
From the city to the sea – Jobs Victoria supports new opportunities in Gippsland
Moving from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance without having anything lined up could be daunting for some, but for Amber Potocnik, opportunity knocked.
Growing connection in the next generation of gardeners
Young green thumbs will grow their gardening knowledge as part of a new program, Connecting Junior Gardeners.
Sarah Styles is out to Change Our Game
Sarah Styles has always loved sport, and now she gets to take her passion to the next level at the Office for Women in Sport & Recreation.