Are-able is a community-based not-for-profit organisation. This simply means we put our surplus funds back to work in local communities.
We support our communities in two ways: as a Disability Employment Service (DES) Provider we positively impact the lives of jobseekers and employers. And through our Are-able Foundation, we use the surplus funding to provide inclusive opportunities to people living with disability.
Our clients and employers can feel proud that they’re helping to make a real difference in people’s lives.
Since 2004, the are-able Foundation has given over $1.5 million dollars to local communities throughout Victoria. We’ve funded a wide range of community projects, from something as simple as an access ramp at a community centre, to beehives used to produce honey for a farm-to-table VET programme. We’re proud of our part in helping people improve their lives, not to mention growing community organisations like the Centre for Participation (Horsham), Pathways to Employment (Portland), Anglicare (Warrnambool), Passport to Employment (Colac), The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion (Bendigo), State Festival (Castlemaine), Red Cliffs East Primary School (Mildura).
We’ve been able to help these organisations expand their support to people living with disability in our communities.
In the past financial year, we’ve been privileged to work with some wonderful community partners, making contributions to the following projects/sponsorships.
Our contributions give vulnerable groups more opportunities to participate within our local communities. We’re incredibly proud of these projects, and we can’t wait to expand our programs in years to come.