At Hamlan we’re very passionate about the greater community and we are involved in many different community organisations including Grow (a joint initiative between Give Where You Live Foundation and G21 — Geelong Region Alliance), G21, Northern Futures, Geelong Community Foundation and the Regional Industry Sector Employment program (RISE). We also support local charity Read the Play.
Hamlan is proud to support Read the Play an innovative program which addressed the health and wellbeing of young people.
The Read the Play program is delivered to under-16 football and under-15 netball within the Geelong, Geelong and District and Bellarine leagues.
Our General Manager, Jason Draper sits on the steering committee of RISE as the Geelong Master Builders representative. RISE is a City of Greater Geelong program — a solution to Geelong’s industry skills shortage. It’s designed to connect people to skills and jobs — something that the local construction industry is in much need of.
We are also proud to be member of the steering committee for Northern Futures. We are committed to supporting people from disadvantaged backgrounds break the cycle of unemployment by providing pre-apprenticeships for local youth in the construction industry.
Northern Futures works to address the critical social and economic challenges faced by many people living in Geelong’s northern suburbs. These challenges include high unemployment, poor education outcomes, low household incomes and an increased likelihood of living in public and rental housing.
Northern Futures work closely with job service providers, local industry, government, schools and the community to connect and include people, enhance their opportunities for personal growth and, ultimately, change lives.