Newtown Hub

My first job in Australia

Sydney Women's Fund, Sydney Youth Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Whitelion,

A paid work-experience Retail Training project to employ 4 young western Sydney refugee women (aged 18-28).

Over 6-months they’ll learn invaluable customer service and work-skills at social enterprise The Social Outfit in Newtown.

Research has shown that getting a first job in Australia significantly increases future employability, particularly for young refugee women.

Designed to build financial literacy, social and economic particpation for refugee women.

Funding Target
$27,500

A Gift of Just
$250 pays for a week’s paid work experience for a young woman from the refugee community

Continuing Multi-year Program

Newtown Early Intervention Support Hub (NEISH)

Sydney Women's Fund, Sydney Youth Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Whitelion,

Domestic and family violence is the leading cause of homelessness for women and Newtown Early Intervention Support Hub (NEISH) is a fortnightly safe space for women only.

Bringing together specialist services including Centrelink, WAGEC, family lawyer from Marrickville Legal Centre and a monthly employment service.

Run by Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, it is hoped to reduce the amount of people that are forced into homelessness or rough sleeping by providing information on the services available.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$200 can provide a supported play group session for their children while women receive one-on-one counselling

Continuing Multi-year Program

First we Eat: Vocation Training – Newtown

Sydney Women's Fund, Sydney Youth Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Whitelion,

The International Shift offers hospitality training for asylum seekers, refugees and new arrivals to Australia.

This project will provide 15 paid employment scholarships where trainees will learn and work at Parliament on King café and catering business.  

Receiving professional mentoring, peer support and certification, trainees are ready for their first job, work placement or for further education in Australia. 

Funding Target
$16,500

A Gift of Just
$1,000 will create 10 hours of training and 30 hours of work experience for 1 asylum seeker or refugee participant

Continuing Multi-year Program

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