Past Programs

SCARF has run many valuable programs and initiatives in the past, and may resurrect these programs again if there is the need, opportunity, and funding for them.

Social Enterprises

2005-2015Social enterprises aim to create jobs and paid work for people from a refugee background who might otherwise find employment difficult due to language, education, and cultural barriers.

Succesful past social enterprises have included Catering services, and Green Connect (services to divert recyclable waste from landfill, which is now managed by the Port Kembla Community Project).

Skills & Training

SCARF has facilitated those from a refugee background to gain skills and training in partnership with others:

  • Funding from the ETC Community Support Grants and the NSW DEC enabled 38 community members to complete either a Cafe Skills short course (ETC Community Group) or a Room Attending and Housekeeping short course (ETC Community Group)
  • Funding from NSW DET enabled four community members to complete a Certificate III in Pathology Collection with Southern Pathology.
  • Funding from DEEWR and support from Wesley Training enabled five community members to complete a partial Certificate III in Aged Care with work experience.

Computers for the Community

One of SCARF’s most popular and most valued past programs allowed community members registered with SCARF to apply for a computer, which was provided for a very small fee to cover the cost of software licenses. This program was run with the support of Chris Cartledge.