Indigenous training and employment solutions

RISE Ventures Community Development Programs - strengthening communities and building a skilled workforce


RISE Ventures is delivering the Community Development Program in Katherine in Northern Territory, and Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw in Cape York, Queensland.

The program is helping to provide training and employment pathways for local people as well as developing business enterprises for long term employment and economic impact. Each region delivers activities that engage with the local community and help build infrastructure and spaces to foster community spirit and pride.

Through consultation with traditional owners and local organisations, RISE Ventures identifies activities that engage youth, provide training and employment, build local capacity and enhance community life.

 

Our purpose is to empower the individuals, employers and communities we work with every day.


Watch Marty’s story about his journey from little boy in Cape York to Board Director at RISE:

 

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RISE Ventures Celebrates the Opening of the Kowanyama Bakery!

 

RISE Ventures Celebrates the Opening of the Kowanyama Bakery!  

Wednesday 29 June was a day of celebration for the Kowanyama community with the official re-opening of the Kowanyama Bakery!  

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Sharissa and Kim Succeeding as NDIS Support Workers

Sharissa Charlie and Kim Smith are two RISE Ventures clients in Kowanyama, Far North QLD.

Both ladies had been CDP clients with us for nearly 2-years and in February 2024,

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RISE Ventures May Newsletter

 

 

This monthly newsletter is our opportunity to share with you the latest news, community updates and celebrations across the RISE remote employment,

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Charmaine Flourishes Running Kowanyama Women’s Hub

Charmaine is a proud Kunjen woman that has lived in Kowanyama all her life. She loves her community, is a well-respected Traditional Owner and a newly elected local Councillor to the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council and looks forward to being of service to the community as one of their representatives.

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Youth Engagement is Taking Off in Pormpuraaw!

In February, we shared this story of three young men who had started learning carpentry with our Supervisors in Pormpuraaw.

Since then, our youth engagement has taken off!

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Mentoring Youth and Enhancing the Pormpuraaw Community

The Pormpuraaw Land & Sea Project is a small but mighty team doing great things for their community.  

Made up of RISE Supervisors and eager clients, they are a men’s group in action.  

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Kowanyama Bakery

RISE Ventures Celebrates the Opening of the Kowanyama Bakery!

  RISE Ventures Celebrates the Opening of the Kowanyama Bakery!   Wednesday 29 June was a day of celebration for the Kowanyama community with the official re-opening of the Kowanyama Bakery!   This venture is not just about delicious breads and pastries; it signifies a significant step towards economic development and improved health for community residents.  The…

Sharissa and Kim Succeeding as NDIS Support Workers

Sharissa Charlie and Kim Smith are two RISE Ventures clients in Kowanyama, Far North QLD. Both ladies had been CDP clients with us for nearly 2-years and in February 2024, they both started on a new life and career path as NDIS Support Workers for uLaunch. RISE Ventures and uLaunch, an established DES and NDIS…

May Newsletter

RISE Ventures May Newsletter

    This monthly newsletter is our opportunity to share with you the latest news, community updates and celebrations across the RISE remote employment, enterprise and community projects space. This month, we are proud to share three successful launches – Pormpuraaw youth engagement, NDIS in Kowanyama and GATHER AROUND, a consulting and training services enterprise! Happy reading! ⭐…

Charmaine Flourishes Running Kowanyama Women’s Hub

Charmaine is a proud Kunjen woman that has lived in Kowanyama all her life. She loves her community, is a well-respected Traditional Owner and a newly elected local Councillor to the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council and looks forward to being of service to the community as one of their representatives. Her greatest accomplishment in life…