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EcoCrews receives pioneering grant to expand environmental and social impact

EcoCrews employs young people

EcoCrews, a social enterprise focused on environmental sustainability and community empowerment, is thrilled to announce it is a recipient of a pioneering Work Integration Social Enterprise (WISE) grant.

Totalling over $4.7 million and shared among 14 deserving organisations, the WISE grants are a significant investment in tackling employment barriers across Australia.

EcoCrews is highly regarded for its innovative approach to combining environmental projects with employment opportunities.The organisation will use this $200,000grant to widen its commercial foot print to create additional job and training opportunities to individuals facing employment challenges, particularly young people experiencing disadvantage.

EcoCrews General Manager, Tim Cahill, expressed immense gratitude and excitement about the new opportunities the grant will bring.

“EcoCrews is delighted to receive support from Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation through the Work Integrated Social Enterprise (WISE) grant,” Mr Cahill said.

“The grant will go a long way to assisting young and disadvantaged people build skills, gain experience and complete accredited training that will set them up for ongoing employment.

“Their journey will provide significant benefits to not only participating individuals, but also their local communities.”

*The WISE grants are a Giving Account of Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation supported by a coalition of philanthropic foundations including, English Family Foundation; Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation; Macquarie Group; Minderoo Foundation; Paul Ramsay Foundation; Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation; and Westpac Foundation.

EcoCrews delivers a range of environmental projects that protect the natural environment and provide habitat regeneration whilst creating employment pathways for young people facing barriers to employment through hands-on experience, skills and accredited training.

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