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The Bridge is a community-based organisation offering diverse programs to empower some of the most vulnerable people in the Darebin community. They work to provide young people with a disability with supportive work placement and employment opportunities, so they can develop their skills and reach their full potential. They are seeking funding to employ a full-time support worker, who will play a pivotal role in running the program, ensuring its long-term sustainability and educating local employers about the benefits and importance of employing people with a disability.
Funds raised: $26,111
Following their pitch, The Bridge raised an outstanding $26,111 at TFN Melbourne in February 2018. This funding will be going towards a support worker for the Bridge’s Tiered Transition Training Program. Meaning that young people with an ‘invisible disability’ are supported in getting work experience at their social enterprise café and that the industry partners are ready to support them when they move to full employment.