Free to Feed is a not-for-profit social enterprise in awe of the potential and spirit of refugees, people seeking asylum and new migrants – and appreciative of what they want to offer as new community members – we aim to champion their unique skills and individual stories.
Free to Feed was founded in late 2015 with the express purpose of assisting people seeking asylum to a. find meaningful employment opportunities using their existing skills and experiences and b. facilitate community interconnectivity and break the stifling sense of social isolation often faced by these new arrivals.
They run a dynamic training and professional development program that is delivered by credible and knowledgeable industry experts to provide a nurturing and empowering work environment and build a strong and supportive community around each of the participants
The Essie Burbridge Sub Fund supports projects that
Grant type: Sub Fund
This project provides six subsidised positions for women from refugee and asylum-seeker backgrounds in an eight-week Cross-Cultural Communication & Leadership training course. The course leads into Free to’s employment program. Participants will combat racism and contribute to a more tolerant and understanding society by developing, and putting into practice, the skills, including in digital communication, public speaking, hospitality essentials to confidently represent themselves and their cultures to broad audiences.