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Grant helps engage and upskill Redland youth and families

The Lendlease Foundation Community Grants Program has been created to build a unified community with a common focus – to use a collective knowledge, skills and passion to enrich the lives of people and the local community.

The Cage Youth Foundation in Redland Bay was one of the top 10 organisations in Australia to be awarded a $10,000 grant.

Linda and Paul from The Cage said their mission is to seek out and engage with Redlands youth and families experiencing disadvantages, hardships and isolation. Through obtaining the funding, they hope to expand the program across Redlands schools. As they are a self-funded and a non-for-profit charity, community funding is critical to the ongoing success of their programs.

The Cage has used the recent grant to establish a Job Access Station to give young people free access to computers, internet, printer, and a job notice board for creating and printing resumes, searching for employment, applying for jobs online and completing personal admin tasks.

The Cage Founding Director Linda said the organisation was first created in 2001 to support, upskill and empower Redlands Youth.

“Paul and I are thrilled to have received this Lendlease Grant that has helped towards the creation of our Job Hubs,” she said.

“We now have a space, fitted with brand new computers that can allow young people, mothers, through to grandparents to come in, learn how to get back into the work force, draft resumes and fill in job applications. It’s wonderful to be able to further support people in their employment journey.”

The Cage is a non-for-profit, self-funded, social enterprise initiative. Their vision is to ensure Redland youth and families experiencing disadvantages, hardships, and isolation are identiļ¬ed, connected, and supported through practical, innovative, and person centered services.

For more information on their services or the Job Hub click here.