Community Partners

Better social and economic outcomes planned for Australia’s remote communities

October 18, 2018

A recent conference hosted by Rise Ventures was held to empower local communities by bringing Mayors and CEOs of regional and remote councils together with key decision makers and drivers of Indigenous policy, including the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The aim of the conference was to directly…

Finding jobs in aged care

August 30, 2018

Indigenous job seekers are finding jobs in Katherine aged care homes. RISE Ventures and Australian Regional and Remote Community Services are building relationships in Katherine with the aim of supporting Indigenous job seekers into meaningful, sustainable employment in aged care facilities. Integrated Services Manager for ARRCS, Elizabeth O’Connor, said the partnership between the two organisations…

Katherine NAIDOC 2018

July 16, 2018

Here’s some great photos from the Kalano Family fun day for NAIDOC Week supported by the RISE Venture Katherine team. #NAIDOCWeek #CommunityPride indigenous.gov.au               

Pormpuraaw Cemeteries

May 31, 2018

There has been a lot of care and attention shown by the RISE Ventures crew in these projects which are close to the heart of all in Pormpuraaw. These photos speak volumes about the dedication and commitment to the restoration of the local cemeteries. Once one cemetery has been finished we have moved on to the…

RISE Newsletter – July 2017

July 07, 2017

RISE Newsletter – July 2017  

Job Seeker of the Week: Roseshelle Kitchener

July 04, 2017

Roseshelle Kitchener is our well-deserved Kowanyama job seeker of the week! At the start of the week, being relatively new to the sewing activity, Roseshelle was quite scared of using a sewing machine. She had never touched one before, but under the guidance of Renee, she managed to get through all the hurdles. Roseshelle got…

New Mareeba Boxing and Judo Hall

June 29, 2017

Mareeba has a new Boxing and Judo Hall, thanks to the Community Development Programme and our RISE job seekers. Our job seekers have developed skills in carpentry; paving; painting; welding; landscaping; concreting and other facets of the general construction and labouring industry. Mareeba Shire Council, Mayor Tom Gilmore, said, ”What a fantastic project this has…

Job Seeker of the Week: Vincent William

June 23, 2017

Vincent is a young cultural leader in his community who is stepping up to do more. Through his participation in our hosted activity with Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation Men’s Group, Vincent was able to demonstrate his leadership skills and working ability. Due to this opportunity Vincent has now been offered paid work with Pormpur Paanthu…

Rise Ventures Upgrading The Hot Springs with Katherine Town Council

June 15, 2017

By Rise Team The Katherine Hot Springs has been an ongoing project for the Katherine Town Council and RISE Ventures (this project recommenced on 2 May 2017 due to held up of wet season) The first stage involved the terracing on the main entrance bank to the Hot Springs and the installation of the gabion…

NO MORE, March in West Arnhem

By Rise Team The NO MORE campaign began in 2006 and was consolidated in 2008 when NO MORE campaign founder Charlie King visited remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory to discuss family violence. Family violence is not, however, exclusive to Indigenous communities. This campaign reaches awareness in the broader Australian population. The key message…