How you can help - The Bridge Preston & Thornbury

How you can help


A high level of unemployment and a sense of social exclusion exists within the Darebin community*. This has led to significant cohorts of marginalised and disengaged residents. In addition, Darebin is also home to many people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. The Bridge is uniquely placed to provide opportunities for our local community, building their skills and confidence and effectively turning people’s lives around.

*Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013-2017, City of Darebin

How you can help?

Together, we can tailor education and community development solutions that make a difference.

From rigorous pre employment programs, to iPad classes for indigenous groups and basic IT courses for TAFE students, we can develop activities that create positive social impact.

Get in touch and let’s discuss how you can best get involved

Sponsor a Program

We’ve spent thirty years designing grassroots programs that specifically support and connect the people in our community. You can focus on a program that creates life-changing opportunities or sponsor a specific venue or event, while sharing your involvement with your supporters and audience.

Become a Supporter

Our local business and corporate supporters create lasting change through workplace giving, donating a percentage of sales and regular giving programs.

Volunteering & Pro Bono Work 

We provide opportunities for individuals and teams. From strategy planning, grant writing and project management to garden maintenance, preparing a healthy meal or teaching your own course; we have a variety of programs that volunteers and professionals can contribute to.

Prospectus: “We connect with over 2100 people every week”

To find out more review our latest prospectus document here, apply on our volunteering page or contact us to see how we can work together to positively effect peoples lives in Darebin.

The Funding Network

The Funding Network facilitated a fundraising event in February 2018 in which The Bridge were a finalist and as a result was able to attract over $20,000 in donations. These donations will be used to continue to fund an Education Support Worker in our innovative TTT program supporting young people with a disability to gain employment, including work experience at our new social enterprise moon rabbit cafe. We are proud to be supported by The Funding Network.

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