Premier John Brumby launched Anti-Poverty Week on Friday with an $8 million grant to help not-for-profit businesses get up and running in Victoria.
A new $8 million agency will be set up in partnership with a private family trust to support community enterprises which help provide job training and work opportunities for people. The private contributors have chosen to remain anonymous. Known as the Social Traders, the partnership is collaboration between the Victorian Government and a private philanthropic family trust, which will each contribute $4 million over four years to the agency. It will be run by a consortium of cross sector organisations with extensive experience in community and social enterprise development
In addition, the Brumby Government has also allocated $3 million dollars in grants to help kick-start new community enterprises and support existing enterprises.
Anti-Poverty Week is convened in partnership between Melbourne Citymission and Hanover Welfare Services . For more information, visit www.antipovertyweek.org.au
Oct. 14, 2008
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