On Thursday, 19th April 2018 the SCoA team attended the Try, Test and Learn Fund information session in Canberra. The Try, Test and Learn Fund is delivering trials of new or innovative approaches to assist some of the most vulnerable in society into stable, sustainable employment.
The second tranche of the Try, Test and Learn Fund is now open for grant applications. This tranche will have a continuously open grant application period until 28 September 2018, which will allow individuals and organizations to submit proposals at any time. The Department of Social Services, identified priority groups using Priority Investment Approach data and policy considerations, which are:
- Newstart Allowance recipients aged 50 and over (with a focus on those who have been out of the workforce for longer than 12 months)
- Migrants and refugees aged 16-64 and receiving income support
- Carers aged 16-64 and receiving Carer Payment
- At-risk young people aged 16-21 and receiving income support
The Try, Test and Learn Fund will seek new and innovative policy responses that support groups identified by Priority Investment Approach analysis as being at risk of long term welfare dependency.
To read more about the Try, Test and Learn Fund click here.
If you have any inquiries or questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.