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We established The Inner North Community Foundation (the Foundation) in 2007 with support from Darebin, Merri-bek and Yarra City Councils as a means of giving back to our local community in Melbourne.
The Foundation’s mission is to boost economic participation, strengthen local networks and promote social inclusion through partnerships and philanthropy. The Foundation is committed to supporting the charities, service providers and community groups who enable and support a harmonious and prosperous Inner North.
To achieve the Foundation’s vision, we:
Since its opening, the Foundation has distributed over $5.7 million to more than 250 community groups, and ultimately, supported thousands of individuals across Darebin, Merri-bek and Yarra City Councils.
$12.8 million in donations have been received, with $10.2 million in funds under management.
IntoWork has funded the Pathways to Employment Fund since 2007 – one of 36 independent funds held by the Foundation. In 2022, the Pathways to Employment grants directly supported over 825 people on their employment journeys through 10 projects with leading community organisations.
In 2021, we reaffirmed our partnership with the Foundation by committing to a $200,000 annual contribution to this fund for the next 30 years. We contribute towards the core operating costs of the Foundation.
In a bid to help Tasmania’s critical healthcare worker shortage, a new program in Northern Tasmania and Launceston will help upskill migrants into Aged Care. Aged Care Head Start, delivered by Work & Training (Part of the IntoWork Group) in partnership with Migrant Resource Centre North, is a 12-week program designed to directly support the […]Read More
AGA, part of the IntoWork Group, has kept its position as an innovative and effective Group Training Organisation (GTO) by achieving three years as a registered social enterprise, certified by Social Traders. Social Traders offer Australia’s only social enterprise certification and aim to create a more inclusive and equitable Australia through three key pillars: supporting […]Read More
A pre-employment program aimed at addressing the skills shortage in the aged care sector is proving to be a success in a regional South Australian town. Like most areas of Australia, Berri was suffering from a shortage of workers, and with a lack of local on the ground training courses available, the solution wasn’t clear. […]Read More