Not everything to advance the employment of disadvantaged people can be done by Incredable alone. This is why we seek to work with the broader business community as well as with government agencies and other not-for-profits.
Such collaborative ventures can be in the form of
- Joint ventures; or
- Co-operative business groups
Whatever form it might take, the underlying objective is improved, sustainable employment outcomes for disadvantaged jobseekers.
I am delighted to fulfil a pledge I and my co-directors made a while back by donating this cheque to Grapevine Group.
I am delighted to fulfil a pledge I and my co-directors made a while back. As a local Mackay based social enterprise, supporting disadvantaged jobseekers, Incredable Ltd. has a clear understanding of the difficulties confronting the less well-off among our community. We try to assist through providing jobs specifically aimed at the less well-off, but we are a young company, and can’t address all of those who want jobs today.
Which leaves them to fend for themselves, in a tough economic climate. We leave it to others to assist those without work to help them cope on a day to day basis. There are many such groups in our district offering support, but The Grapevine Group performs a great role at the more extreme end of woes confronting people. Grapevine seek to reduce if not eliminate the horrifically high incidence of suicide in our region. All too often suicide can be seen as an option for some, as a result of stresses brought on by poor or declining financial status, lack of meaningful activity in their daily lives. True there are mental health factors at play, too.
I have found in Grapevine Group chairman, Laurence Manning, a kindred spirit, as he deeply cares for the purpose for which Grapevine was established. This made our decision at Incredable a pretty easy one – if we can’t provide a job for someone just yet, let’s help another group in our community working hard to assist those in need. Incredable is funded from our business operations, which are enthusiastically supported by our customers, members of the community of Mackay. It gives me a great thrill to repay that support through this donation to Grapevine Group.
One day I would like to say we will no longer need to make such donations, but until then our commitment to this support is ongoing.