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Building capacity and resilience

We run responsive programs to develop employment pathways, local business enterprises and community infrastructure.

The Angus Knight Group operates in more than 200 communities across Australia and the United Kingdom. We tailor our programs to suit local needs, whether for First Nations Australians, addressing the impacts of mental health and wellbeing or outreach programs for young people.

We empower First Nations communities

Our partnerships with Traditional Owners and local organisations are designed to engage communities and youth, provide training and employment, build local capacity and enhance community life.

In 2020/21 these partnerships delivered the Australian Government’s Community Development Program (CDP) in seven regions around Australia, and operated Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTEC) in seven sites.

We look forward to consulting with the Australian Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations in the design of the new Remote Jobs Program and Indigenous Skills and Employment Program (ISEP) to take effect from 2023.

Our brands and partnerships are driven by their First Nations communities:

Real Futures

A majority-Aboriginal owned, controlled and managed company – delivers the Community Development Program (CDP), and Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTEC), as well as Disability Employment Services (DES), in regional and remote Australia.

Rise Ventures

Remote Indigenous Sustainable Enterprises – delivers Community Development Program services in Katherine, Northern Territory, and in Kowanyama/ Pormpuraaw, Queensland.

RN Employment Services

Delivers Community Development Program services in the Southwest Alice, North and Barkly regions of the Northern Territory.

Nyirrunggulung-Rise

Delivers Community Development Plan services in the central Arnhem region of the Northern Territory.

RISE Community Art

Provides an e-commerce marketplace for First Nations artists in remote Australia to showcase and sell their art.

Women’s Business 2nd Chance (WB2C) Hub

A partnership between Real Futures and UN Women to deliver a pilot program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Western Sydney.

We understand the impact of mental health and wellbeing

Community development programs can directly improve people’s sense of wellbeing. However, we also understand that difficult health, lifestyle, and personal issues can have a big impact on people’s ability to find and keep a job, which in turn can affect family and community life.

The Angus Knight Group’s Jobfind services also include Healthfind, its unique allied health offering. Healthfind can provide counselling, mentoring support or referrals for those facing mental health challenges, or problems such as domestic or family violence, homelessness or financial distress.

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We support community needs

The Angus Knight group works with local community partners to help us:

understand the local community needs
build local relationships to have a bigger impact on local challenges
assure local people that we are a local business helping fellow local businesses

Young people

We understand that young people suffer higher levels of unemployment than the general population. We engage with young people in all areas of their life to support, nurture and develop them in meaningful ways – across emotional, psychological, and physical wellbeing.

Older people

For many older people, getting a job means they can enjoy a self-sufficient and fulfilling life. We provide Community Development Program activity and job opportunities for mature-aged people across Australia.

Parents and carers

Parents and carers can need specific kinds of support in order to get back into the workforce.

LGBTIQ+ people

We support policies that promote equality for all LGBTIQ+ people, inclusive of all intersecting identities. We support the equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth and adults in workplaces, employment, and all aspects of life.

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