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Meet our 2016 Social Scale-up Grant recipients

Westpac Foundation is proud to announce $1.5 million in funding to our Social Scale-up Grant recipients for 2016.Congratulations to The Bread & Butter Project, Green Connect, STREAT, BAMA Services and Jigsaw Business Solutions.
 

These five amazing organisations will each receive a grant of $300,000 over three years, as well as valuable non-financial support through our More than Money program. They have been selected because of their outstanding work in providing jobs and employment pathways to individuals who often face barriers to employment, including: youth at risk, people living with a disability, refugees and asylum seekers, and Indigenous Australians.
 

Through our Social Scale-up Grants, these five social enterprises will now be able to further scale-up their business operations, giving more job opportunities to people in need.

BAMA Services

BAMA Services is an Indigenous-owned civil construction, building and landscaping services enterprise based in Cairns (QLD) that employs local Indigenous people and supports them to be active agents in their own development.
 

Green Connect

Green Connect creates jobs for resettled refugees and young people in the Illawarra region (NSW) through keeping waste out of landfill, composting, and growing chemical-free food.
 

Jigsaw Business Solutions

Jigsaw Business Solutions provides employment, work experience and skilled development opportunities to people living with a disability. Jigsaw employees work on digitisation contracts to help companies go 'paperless' improving the security and the accessibility of their records.
 

STREAT

STREAT tackles the problem of youth disadvantage and homelessness in Melbourne by using its hospitality businesses to provide young people with a supported pathway to careers in the hospitality industry and independent living.

The Bread & Butter Project

The Bread & Butter Project is a social enterprise where 100% of the profits from their artisan bread and pastries are invested back into providing training and employment pathways to refugees and asylum seekers.