November 20, 2017

Try, Test and Learn Fund

Using insights from the Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare, the $96.1 million Try, Test and Learn Fund is delivering trials of new or innovative approaches to assist some of the most vulnerable in society into stable, sustainable employment. The Try, Test and Learn Fund is not a standard Government funding round and is driven by an outcomes-focused commissioning approach to policy development. The Fund welcomes ideas from the community sector, government, academics, business, individuals and other groups, including partnerships between these stakeholders.

The first tranche of the Try, Test and Learn Fund—open for ideas from 9 December 2016 to 24 February 2017—attracted nearly 400 submissions from individuals and organisations across Australia. The focus of this initial tranche is young carers, young parents and students at risk of moving to long-term unemployment.”

CSI UWA was invited to facilitate the co-development process for the initiative ‘Mentoring to Work’. We worked with partners COTA WA, United Way, Department of Training and Workforce Development, Wanslea, Anglicare WA, MercyCare, Volunteering WA, Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA, ORS Group, AJ Grant Group, and Australian Childcare Alliance WA.

To find out more about, Mentoring to Work click here 

To find out more about Try,Test and Learn Fund click here

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