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Employment initiative opens grants 

A new jobs initiative for Victorians will engage organisations working with multicultural communities to empower young people.

Tailored to support people who traditionally face the most complex barriers to employment and who are not well serviced by the Commonwealth system, the program will include refugees and asylum seekers, retrenched workers, the long-term unemployed, disengaged young people, people with disabilities, public housing tenants and Aboriginal Victorians.

The Jobs Victoria Employment Network will provide $25 million in grants and invites service providers working with multicultural communities to apply.

Find out more.

Other recent developments in the VMC E-News:

·        Jewish and African communities come together 

·        Commission welcomes Budget initiatives 

·        A week to celebrate volunteers

·        HRAFF's fresh program closing soon

·        Q & A with a Commissioner - Chidambaram Srinivasan

·        Welcoming Cities boosts inclusion


·        Victorian Government Community Resilience Grants - deadline extended to 20 May

·        Multilingual health resources online

·        2016 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards

·       Health education sessions for culturally diverse carers

·       Free to join Brunswick City Soccer Girls Team

·       2016 Premier's Sustainability Awards 


·         Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival - 14 May 2016

·         Family Day Camp - 14 May 2016

·         Law Week - 16-22 May 2016

·         Carers of Africa 3D event - Dine, Dance & Donate - 20 May 2016

·         Fiesta Malaysia 2016 - 21 May 2016