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BacLinks educates, supports and creates opportunities for businesses and community agencies to engage with each other for mutual benefit.


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Karingal art competition helps canvas local talent

Fifty talented local artists who have a disability or mental illness will display their work in the annual Karingal KarnivART exhibition to be launched on the evening of Wednesday July 2 at Karingallery in Geelong.

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Media release - New initiative has job seekers on target to reach Destination Work

New initiative has job seekers on target to reach Destination Work

Karingal BacLinks (Business and Community Links) will join together with employment provider MatchWorks to help give a group of job seekers from Greensborough the confidence and skills they need to re-enter the workforce with a new initiative called Destination Work that kicks off this week. 

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Ambassadors sing with One Voice for Karingal Appeal

Karingal has announced the With One VoiceGeelong choir will be the final performers to share the stage with world renowned artists Eddi Reader (MBE) and Tim McCallum at the Karingal Appeal Launch concert on Wednesday June 25.


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Eddi Reader adds amazing voice to Karingal Appeal

The Karingal Foundation is excited to announce that one of the world's finest vocalists, Eddi Reader (MBE) has officially become an ambassador of Karingal and will perform in an extraordinary concert on June 25 to launch the Karingal Appeal - Eastern Geelong Community Centre.

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Karingal and Deakin team up for new research

Karingal has partnered with Deakin University to conduct ground-breaking research into how the closures of companies that demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility impact on the community sector and the support it provides to the community.

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Melaluka a great match for Wendy

Some mornings Wendy McCall (pictured) wants to pack her bag ready for an overnight stay at Melaluka - even when she isn't booked in. It shows how much she has enjoyed her transition to respite, much to the delight of her mother Audrey McCall.

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NDIS: A Karingal update

Find out the latest news on the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).

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Paving the way for a career considered non-traditional

Cabinet making and joinery, plumbing, bricklaying, electrotechnology and horticulture were just some of the trades that girls from Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast schools sampled at the Girls' Big Day Out.

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Women put their Best Foot Forward

The smiles on participants' faces when they finished Best Foot Forward were proof of how successful the Karingal BacLinks event was.

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Upcoming Events

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KarnivART exhibition launch Tuesday, 29 July, 2014 Exhibition from July 3 - July 29.
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Brain Injury Awareness Week Monday, 11 August, 2014 Brain Injury Awareness Week is from August 11 to 17. Various events, details to be released soon!
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Project Pamper 2014 Wednesday, 20 August, 2014, 6:00 PM Project Pamper is a special event for women touched by cancer to enjoy an exclusive evening of beauty & fashion, coordinated by Karingal initiative BacLinks.
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For Businesses
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Projects Tailored
BacLinks can match your business needs with suitable opportunities in the community - we tailor projects to exactly what you are seeking. Learn More
Established Community Projects
If you are interested in getting your business involved in a community project, you may find there is already a BacLinks project to support that meets your businesses interests. Learn More
Network with Like-Minded Businesses
The '730 Breakfast Club' provides you with the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses and educates you about community support opportunities. Learn More
All BacLinks Services are exclusive to BacLinks Members. Learn how your business can join our community-minded network of businesses You can also browse our Current Member List. Learn More

For Community Groups
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Request Assistance
BacLinks businesses are waiting to hear if they can assist you to meet any unmet needs! You can request anything from equipment, skills, resources and employee volunteers. Learn More
Ongoing Support
BacLinks will meet with you at your request to discuss your agencies needs and assist you to scope suitable projects that attract business support. We are a great community resource! Learn More
Project Coordination
Complete coordination of employee volunteering projects, including business liaison, project agreements, media releases, evaluation reports and post-project acknowledgements. Learn More
Community agencies can join the BacLinks Network for FREE! Becoming a BacLinks Community Partner will provide access to business support, knowledge and expertise and media acknowledgement. Learn More