‘Wear for Success’ awarded $200K funding grant

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  • 10/05/2019
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Field partner ‘Wear for Success’ made the following announcement:

Wear for Success are immensely excited to announce that last month Paul Fletcher, Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, visited Wear for Success to award a $200K grant under the Mutual Understanding, Support, Tolerance, Engagement and Respect (MUSTER) grant initiative.

Visiting Wear for Success with local candidate for Macnamara, Kate Ashmor, Paul said “The funding of $200,000 for Wear for Success will go a long way in supporting thousands of residents across South Melbourne who would like to find a job, but don’t have the confidence to take those first steps.”

“Programs such as Wear for Success are invaluable to communities and build the confidence of people struggling to find their first job or hold down a job.”

We are so grateful for this funding as it will allow us to expand our services, which we currently deliver across greater Melbourne and Geelong, to meet increasing community need.

Increasing our capacity to provide professional clothing and coaching to more job seekers, empowering them with confidence and skills to enhance their chances of gaining life changing employment.

Our successful submission would not have been possible without the support and the advocacy of local candidate Kate Ashmor (shown here along with Paul Fletcher and WFS General Manager, Jodie Tuckwell-Knight), Senator James Paterson and Bevan Willoughby from his office. We are also incredibly grateful to the volunteers who supported the visit yesterday and especially to long term volunteer and past board member, Lyn Davies, who worked closely with Jodie on the successful grant submission.

 

The Liberal Party also released the following statement on Tuesday 16 April:

The Morrison Government is investing in boosting the confidence of South Melbourne residents looking to find a job.

The Wear for Success program provides professional clothing and self-esteem courses for vulnerable member of the community at risk of long-term welfare dependence and those struggling to hold down a job.

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher said the funding of $200,000 for Wear for Success will go a long way in supporting thousands of residents across South Melbourne who would like to find a job, but don’t have the confidence to take those first steps.

“Programs such as Wear for Success are invaluable to communities and build the confidence of people struggling to find their first job or hold down a job.”

“The Morrison Government will provide a fair go for those who want to have a go, and having the confidence to put your hand up to find work is having a go,” said Mr Fletcher.

Liberal Candidate for Macnamara Kate Ashmor said this is funding to the community, as directed by the community, for the benefit of the community.

“Wear for Success epitomises dignity through work by empowering vulnerable members of the community by providing them with formal clothing and self-esteem courses to give them confidence and ability to enter the workforce and become active participants in the community,” said Ms Ashmor.

“This funding will help Wear for Success to expand its reach in South Melbourne and support more Australians entering the workforce.”