Here’s how a cup of coffee can change a life

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Here’s how a cup of coffee can change a life

Social Enterprise Employment – Top-Up Fund, Warwick Farm

With Sydney Community Foundation, Sydney Women’s Fund support, Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections has grown from one to five social enterprises, now creating 112 hours of work each week for disadvantaged women in Western Sydney.

These are migrant, refugee, and intergenerationally unemployed women who gain confidence, supported gradually into the workforce through the social enterprises, many for the very first time. Currently women are working from 12 hours to 32 hours per week.

Offering education and social enterprise opportunities, LNC’s strong employment pathways have helped over 500 women into jobs in hospitality, retail, property maintenance, beauty and health. Alleviating financial stress for their families, the women take great joy and pride in the role model they become for their children.

While the social enterprises sustain majority of wages, the Top-Up Fund will offer more women access to employment scholarships.

The scholarships will allow part-time employment in Pepper’s Cafe, Coffee Cart, School Canteen, Greener Cleaner, the Clothes Box and The Violet Room (established with support of SWF sponsor, Dermalogica). Last year, Pepper’s Cafe received a real boost, partnering with Liverpool City Council to run the local Library coffee shop and recognised by the Mayor for its important contribution to the community.

A Gift of just…

  • $7,590 will provide one woman with part-time employment for 12 months​​

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Project Funding Goal = $15,150


ABCRadio ‘Mornings’ Program, Dec 12, 2017 – Wendy Harmer interviews Pat Hall, CEO, LNC

​Liverpool City Champion, Dec 12, 2017 – ‘Cafe is calling for women’(link is external)

SMH, Dec 11, 2017 – ‘Breaking the cycle of intergenerational unemployment’

Daily Telegraph, Dec 11, 2017 – ‘Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections expands social enterprises to help women’(link is external)

SMH, Aug21, 2017 – ‘Warwick Farm education and employment program changing single parents’ lives in Sydney’s west’(link is external)

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