The implementation of the Victorian African Communities Action Plan has progressed across a range of areas.
Across all domains
Community Innovation Grants
$240,000 over one year
The Community Innovation Grants Program will provide funding to African community organisations and community groups based in Victoria to deliver innovative community projects which support the inclusion and participation of Victoria’s African communities.
Community Employment Brokers and Employment Capacity Building
$2 million over two years
The Community Employment Brokers and Employment Capacity Building Program will support community organisations with significant reach into Victoria’s African communities to engage and host African community employment brokers to provide tailored support to jobseekers of African heritage. Employment brokers and host community organisations will be provided with tailored training and support.
Homework club grants, school community liaison officers and Senior Project Officer
$3 million over two years
The Homework Club Grants Program provides funding to community organisations to deliver homework clubs, including after school and parent engagement activities for African Victorian primary and secondary students.
School Community Liaison Officers will work directly with African Victorian school students to help them engage in school, improve their wellbeing and enable them to reach their potential. The School Community Liaison Officers will be based in a host school and work with a cluster of neighbouring schools with a high proportion of students with African heritage.
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Board and governance program
$240,000 over one year
The 2020 African Communities Board Leadership and Governance Program will support emerging and established African Victorian leaders to strengthen their governance skills and further their board careers and community leadership through Australian Institute of Company Directors courses.
Health and wellbeing
Alcohol and Drugs Misuse initiative
$600,000 over one year
This initiative will employ drug and alcohol outreach workers to provide specialist services and referrals to other service as required. The initiative will also deliver an education program to improve awareness of drug, alcohol and substance misuse as well as raise cultural competency of service providers hosting outreach workers.
Reviewed 21 June 2020