Local Initiatives Fund

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From 1 July 2023, Employment Facilitators have had access to a flexible funding pool to support and deliver small scale local activities to respond to community priorities that improve local labour market functioning. 

Use of the Funds must: 

  • support actions or interventions that contribute to improved functioning of the local labour market, including those that enhance local coordination, collaboration or capacity building. 
  • align with one or more priorities in the region’s Local Jobs Plan; or an opportunity identified by the Taskforce. 
  • represent value for money.  
  • appropriately consider risks and mitigations 
  • not bring Workforce Australia Local Jobs, Employment Facilitator and Support Officer Services, the department or the Australian Government into disrepute. 

The Funds may be utilised for activities that: 

  • support skills development to meet local employer demand. 
  • increase individual’s competitiveness in the labour market or are likely to lead to an employment pathway including training, pre-employment and community connection activities. 
  • engage employers. 
  • build capability of stakeholders in the local skills and employment ecosystem. 
  • assists individuals, workers and employers that have been impacted by labour market disruption.  
  • contribute to other local initiatives or projects that align with the Local Initiatives Fund principles.

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Read More