Enduring Design Masterclass with The University of Queensland

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ENDURING DESIGN MASTERCLASS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

23 December 2020

Tried and tested traditional design and trades skills have responded to local cultural and climatic conditions for thousands of years, producing buildings and urban landscapes that are sustainable, durable, and foster local character and regional diversity.

Despite this, outside of heritage conservation, many of the skills and knowledge required to design and build within these traditions have become separated from the main current of design thinking.

In June 2021, the University of Queensland School of Architecture and the Prince’s Trust Australia will partner to deliver the Enduring Design Masterclass, a winter intensive course that will provide Built Environment students, apprentices and professionals with a practical understanding of the sustainable practice of traditional building knowledge.

School of Architecture Dean and Head Professor Cameron Bruhn said the Enduring Design Masterclass aimed to expose participants to traditional Australian knowledge around sustainability, design and building.

“The classes will focus on traditional design theory, natural materials, trades and cross-cultural experiences, ranging from timber-framing and stonemasonry skills through to indigenous perspectives and enduring design philosophies” Professor Bruhn said.

Professor Bruhn said the Masterclass was the first of its kind in Australia, reconnecting participants with the enduring design traditions that have stood the test of time.

“Teaching traditional and local design principles to the next generation is critical to creating the climate-sensitive cities of the future” Professor Bruhn said.

UQ will deliver the program in June 2021 in partnership with the Prince’s Trust Australia and the Australian chapter of the International Network of Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU).

The program draws from the University of Queensland’s highly regarded expertise in Indigenous architecture, and the Prince’s Trust Australia and INTBAU’s extensive knowledge in traditional design and trades skills from across the globe.

Justin Hewitt, Executive Director and Director of Sustainable Communities at Prince’s Trust Australia stated that

“The Enduring Design Masterclass is a unique course in Australia which will equip participants with a strong, hands-on grounding in the diverse traditional building cultures of Australia, and reconnect them with the enduring design traditions that have stood the test of time to create valuable and sustainable stores of knowledge for how to build well, both for today and for all times”.

The Enduring Design Masterclass will run in June 2021 in Brisbane, with specific dates to be announced in early 2021, save the date!

Learn more about Prince’s Trust Australia and the University of Queensland.

Dates for the Masterclass will be announced in early 2021.

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Carving a new business: Shining a light on trauma recovery

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CARVING A NEW BUSINESS: SHINING A LIGHT ON TRAUMA RECOVERY 

21 December 2020

Veteran and former police officer Matt Lewis has found a way to combine his love for timber craft with his desire to help survivors recover from trauma.  

His new business MxM Made By Mattspecialises in uniquely designed, handcrafted Guardian Lights using reclaimed timber and fallen logs sourced from his lime bark bush block on Queensland’s Granite Belt. 

Matt’s business is inspired by his experience of dealing with trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder.  He learned how survivors of trauma can develop an adversity to the dark.  Matt wants to create a beautiful product that plays a role in recovery by offering comfort and helping others feel safe enough to sleep.  He admits coping methods, such as the use of child-like nightlights, often increases stigma. Matt’s business responds to a lack of purpose-designed products available on the market for recovery. 

[Customers] need a small light that’s unobtrusive… something that doesn’t draw attention or doesn’t highlight a person’s need to have some sort of security or light on at nighttime… that if they wake at night it’s not pitch black, it’s not dark.” 

Matt chooses Australian Hardwoods and Amber Resin to pay tribute to the strength and resilience of the survivors of trauma.  Matt says he finds inspiration and strength by observing how the Australian bush overcomes adversity, drought, flood, and fire.  His use of Amber Resin references how fire can be both destructive, yet bring new life, something trauma survivors can relate to.  

“I’ve always liked working with timber... Even when timber dies, it becomes life to something else. I think it’s the gift that keeps on giving”. 

Matt reached out to Soldier On at the start of COVID-19 to help him manage his mental health.  Soldier On recognised Matt’s interests and referred him to Prince’s Trust Australia to join the September Enterprise Online program, a free workshop designed for the Veteran and Defence partner community.  Enterprise Online supports participants to safely explore their business ideas and consider self-employment as a viable career pathway 

“I really hadn’t toyed with the idea of any sort of business at all, it was really just a pipe dream.   And so the opportunity came up through Soldier On, they made a reference to the Enterprise Online and I was just like ok, let’s see what that has to offer me.  And what I’ve been able to take away from them, it’s been pretty much nonstop since then”. 

Matt hopes that through the launch of his new business, his Guardian Lights can provide hope for those suffering from trauma. 

“If I’m able to help them through part of their recovery, or at least start them on their journey or help them on their way, that’s a sense of accomplishment for me.   Because you know, I had my help and without it, things would be a lot different for me.” 

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About Prince’s Trust Australia

Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families. The Prince’s Trust Australia Trust is chaired by The Hon Julie Bishop.

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to military veterans and their families, young people, Indigenous communities, and environmental projects.

Since 2015, Prince's Trust Australia has been inspiring veterans and their families into entrepreneurship.  We support all veterans and ADF family members with the confidence, skills, and networks you need to explore self-employment and prepare for the rapidly changing world of work through our free Enterprise program.  

Inspiring businesses we've helped through our program include: 

We are guided by an Advisory Council, chaired by the Governor-General, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) and attended by Major General Natasha Fox AM CSC, Head of People Capability at Department of Defence. 

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au

Register your interest for the Enterprise program here or email events@princes-trust.org.au 

Prince’s Trust Australia also works alongside other veteran support organisations like Soldier On to help enable veterans and their families to thrive. 

About Soldier On 

Soldier On is a not-for-profit veteran support organisation delivering a range of services to enable contemporary veterans and their families to thrive. It is Australia's only national fully integrated and holistic support services provider for our national service personnel and their families. Soldier On currently reaches more than one million Australian veterans and their families. 

Soldier On's services include a range of mental health and wellbeing, employment support and education programs, as well as activities focused on connections with family, friends, and the broader community. 

Where to find support 

If you, or a veteran or family member you are working with, indicates that he/she is they are experiencing mental health difficulties or is reporting to you signs of distress, please contact Soldier On 1300 620 380 or the Open Arms veteran support service. Open Arms is a free service, funded by Department of Veterans' Affairs, for anyone who has served in the ADF. Their 24-hour support and referral line is confidential and available on 1 800 011 046. Lifeline also offers a crisis support chat service via phone on 13 11 14 or via online communications at lifeline.org.au. 

Media Enquiries:

For more details, please contact Jasmine Cooper Sutton, Director for Defence Members and Their Families at Prince’s Trust Australia.

Email: media@princes-trust.org.au

Climate Action through Education: Partnering with Tim Jarvis AM and The Forktree Project

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CLIMATE ACTION THROUGH EDUCATION: PRINCE’S TRUST AUSTRALIA PARTNERS WITH TIM JARVIS AM AND THE FORKTREE PROJECT

18 December 2020

Prince’s Trust Australia is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Forktree Project to support positive action against climate change through education.

The Forktree Project aims to help combat the twin threats of biodiversity loss and climate change by rewilding a former pastoral property in South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, creating valuable habitat for native flora and fauna, as well as sequestering tens of thousands of tonnes of CO2 over the life of the project.

Inspired by the work and values of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Prince’s Trust Australia is a national charity committed to supporting the development of young people and helping communities create a sustainable future for all Australians.

The Forktree Project and Prince’s Trust Australia will work together to develop education programs for young people and the broader community about the importance of environmental stewardship, both through the provision of formal educational content as well as the modeling of sustainable practices.

Tim Jarvis AM, environmental scientist and Founder of the Forktree Project remarks:

“Projects like Forktree that return land back to nature are critical, given the high rates of species loss we are experiencing in Australia and the fact that we live in the most climate-exposed developed country in the world. There’s never been a more important time”.

Justin Hewitt, Executive Director and Director of Sustainable Communities at Prince’s Trust Australia says:

“Prince’s Trust Australia is proud to be working with acclaimed environmental scientist Tim Jarvis AM to support the Forktree Project by providing young people and communities with the knowledge they need to help create a more sustainable future”.

Prince’s Trust Australia and the Forktree Project will work together from 2021.

For more information about the Forktree Project visit: www.theforktreeproject.com

For more information about Prince’s Trust Australia please visit: www.princes-trust.org.au

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Media Enquiries:

For more details, please contact Elizabeth Blumer, Education Director, the Forktree Project.

Email: liz@timjarvis.org

Or Justin Hewitt, Executive Director, Prince’s Trust Australia.

Email: media@princes-trust.org.au

About Prince’s Trust Australia:

Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia is an innovative national charity that helps young people to overcome barriers to achieve their full potential, provides free entrepreneurship programs for veterans and their families, and helps build resilient, sustainable communities.

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to young people, Indigenous communities, military veterans and environmental projects.

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au

About the Forktree Project:

The Forktree Project involves returning a degraded 133-acre (53Ha) former pastoral property in South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula back to nature. This involves re-establishing tens of thousands of native trees and shrubs on the property, which will, in turn, bring back native animals, insects, and birds as well as sequestering tens of thousands of tonnes of carbon.

Other than these direct benefits, Forktree also encourages sustainable practices by acting as an educational resource for a range of stakeholders including young people, students, landowners and the corporate sector and is trialing better methodologies for calculating carbon offsets for small/medium-sized rural properties.

The key objectives of the Forktree Project are to:

  • Provide habitat for native species and help combat climate change through rewilding.
  • Improve access to carbon funding for small-medium sized landholders by trialing more efficient, cost-effective techniques for working out above and below ground carbon.
  • Establishing a seed nursery to grow native plants and trees, in particular those impacted in the 2019/20 Australian bushfires.
  • Be an educational resource to encourage both sustainable practices and land regeneration.

Visit: https://www.theforktreeproject.com

 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Funding Announcement

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS SUPPORTS PRINCE’S TRUST AUSTRALIA ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

9 November 2020

Prince’s Trust Australia (PTA) is pleased to announce grant funding for entrepreneurship training and programs from the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).

The grant funding is part of a $6 million package announced as part of the 2020-21 Budget to broaden the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program, with this to include assistance for veterans and their families considering self-employment through small business development and entrepreneurship.

The veteran community is uniquely positioned to contribute to Australia’s small business community, having developed key skills including in innovation, problem solving, agility and project management.

To date, Prince’s Trust Australia has supported more than 450 participations through their entrepreneurship training program.  The program provides transitioning defence members, veterans, and their families with the confidence, skills and support they need to explore and start their own businesses.

With support from the Australian Government, Prince’s Trust Australia will continue to scale and develop new programs designed to build capacity and competitiveness for veteran and family entrepreneurs across Australia.

The Hon Julie Bishop, Chair of Prince’s Trust Australia remarks:

“Today our veterans and their families face complex challenges as the future of work is changing rapidly.

The funding support received from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) will enable us to rapidly scale our successful and high impact Enterprise for Veterans program.

Our program is unique in two important ways. First, it supports veterans to develop the entrepreneurial and technical skills to start and grow a small business.

Secondly, it supports veterans’ partners, as their careers have often been impacted by life in the defence force.

Our program is free and gives veterans the confidence, networks and skills they need to set up a business.

The funding will enable us to support even more veterans and their families to continue to make a contribution in their post-military life”

Prince’s Trust Australia is working towards a target to support 10 percent of all transitioning defence members into self-employment by 2023.

Why is this important?

The adjustment to civilian life after the military is complex for contemporary veterans and their families.

For veterans, navigating challenges, including translating skills and capabilities to civilian workplaces, and change of identity and purpose, can have a significant impact on their long-term well-being.

Career opportunities for Defence spouses are often impacted by frequent posting relocations, geographical proximity to workplaces, unemployment or long-term underemployment, and caring responsibilities that are amplified during an ADF member’s absence.

Prince’s Trust Australia programs are designed to help Defence members and their families consider entrepreneurship and small business as an alternative employment pathway.

Prince’s Trust alumni are building businesses in organic skincare, furniture design, life coaching, photography, cybersecurity, e-commerce, tourism and hospitality, property maintenance, property development, real estate, aviation, yoga, nutrition, social enterprise, apparel, fitness, trauma consulting, childcare, publishing, motivational speaking, and veteran support services. To date, we have more than 100 veteran-community businesses currently in operation across Australia.

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About Prince’s Trust Australia

Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families.  The Prince’s Trust Australia Trust is chaired by The Hon Julie Bishop.

Prince’s Trust Australia is the only national not-for-profit organisation assisting veterans and their families with the confidence, capabilities, and networks they need to safely explore self-employment and engage successfully in the rapidly changing world of work. We have been delivering and designing these programs since 2015, guided by an Advisory Council, chaired by the Governor-General, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) and attended by Major General Natasha Fox AM CSC, Head of People Capability at Department of Defence. 

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to military veterans and their families, young people, Indigenous communities, and environmental projects.

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au

Media Enquiries:

For more details, please contact Jasmine Cooper Sutton, Director for Defence Members and Their Families at Prince’s Trust Australia.

Email: media@princes-trust.org.au

The Prince’s Quarter: A Sydney First is Coming to Life

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THE PRINCE'S QUARTER: A SYDNEY FIRST IS COMING TO LIFE

6 October 2020

Sustainability and consultation are at the centre of all Prince’s Trust Australia building projects and we are delighted to announce that in July 2020, the City of Sydney Council endorsed the Planning Proposal submitted by NSW Government, Land and Housing Corporation for The Prince’s Quarter development project in Glebe, a collaboration with Prince’s Trust Australia.  

Australian cities are facing unprecedented levels of population growth and the need to build more housing. At the same time, new sustainable ways of building and living need to be explored for our sakes and for the wellbeing of the planet.   

The Prince’s Quarter in Glebe is a deliberate response to the need for more higher and quality social and market housing in Glebe, and is designed in a way that builds upon the historic identity of this beautiful part of Sydney. This building project aims to show how we can do density well, which is a major goal for the City of Sydney in the face of these pressures.  

Community and stakeholder consultation has helped guide design development and this will continue throughout the planning approval processSocial housing unit numbers will increase from 19 to 35 and an additional 39 new market homes will be built, creating a healthy mixed-use community for this part of Glebe. Our goal at The Prince’s Trust Australia is to share with the site’s owner - the NSW Land and Housing Corporation - the expertise that has been built up over decades of work by The Prince’s Foundation and The Duchy of Cornwall projects in the UK at Poundbury and Nansledan 

This is a truly exciting time for Prince’s Trust Australia as our Sustainable Communities team works on its first Sydney project and first mid-rise development. The Prince’s Quarter, the work of architects Johnson Pilton Walker, sits on the intersection between the historic terraces of Glebe and the warehouses of Ultimo and the design deliberately reflects and celebrates the unique heritage of the area. The result will be the transformation of a 1,800 square metre site into a showcase sustainable and mixed-income housing project, consisting of 74 dwellings across two eight-storey brick “woolstore” style apartments and five Glebe-inspired terrace houses.  

The world over communities flourish when an inclusive mix of housing is built with a respect for local identity, sustainably developed and with nature brought into the heart of new placemaking. The Prince’s Quarter’s crowning glory will be a community urban farming initiative on the roof and we hope the project will be a useful contribution to the conversation we all need to have in Australia about adding density to our cities whilst improving upon communities quality of life and enabling them to flourish as a result. 

The new development demonstrates the NSW Governments ‘Local Character and Place Guidelines’ and ‘Better Placed’ design policy in action and will achieve a high standard in sustainability through careful design and material selection as well as additional green space through shared residential rooftop urban gardensPrince’s Trust Australia will also work closely with NSW Land and Housing Corporation to consider work experience opportunities for young people during construction.  

Watch this space…. 

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Media Enquiries:

For more details, please contact Justin Hewitt, Executive Director.

Email: media@princes-trust.org.au

About The Prince’s Trust Australia:

The Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families.

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to young people, Indigenous communities, military veterans and environmental projects.

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au

A Speech by HRH The Prince of Wales for Climate Week

HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES LAUNCHES RE:TV FOR CLIMATE WEEK

21 September 2020

Source: The Official Website of HRH The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales delivered a virtual keynote speech to launch the start of Climate Week NYC 2020. Run in coordination with the UN, Climate Week brings together international figures from the private, public and philanthropic sectors to discuss climate action.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales said:

“Industries have obviously had to focus on dealing with the immediate impact of this horrendous pandemic, but the fascinating thing is I think a lot of people have still wanted fortunately to focus on the green recovery.

“We’ve so degraded natural systems, eco-systems, bio-diversity, that it’s becoming increasingly impossible for nature to sustain us. At the moment it’s all take, take. Now we’ve reached the situation where we really need four planets like earth to survive or provide enough for everybody. And there is a better world out there. We can operate our industries far better”

Launched in Davos at the World Economic Forum in January, The Prince’s Sustainable Markets Initiative aims to support communities, businesses, investors and consumers to take the urgent and necessary steps required to transition to more sustainable practices.

In His Royal Highness's speech, The Prince announced the launch of RE:TV, a new global platform for compelling films and articles by the Sustainable Markets Initiative, showcasing solutions from around the world to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future.

RE:TV champions inspiring solutions from around the world. With content curated by The Prince of Wales, viewers are able to explore content in five defined sub-channels: Re:Imagine, Re:Design, Re:Balance, Re:Invigorate, and Re:Invest .

Explore RE:TV > www.re-tv.org

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About SMI

The Sustainable Markets Initiative, and its 10-point Action Plan, was launched by HRH in January 2020.  In response to the coronavirus pandemic, HRH and Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, launched ‘The Great Reset’ in June 2020 as a way to seize the narrow window of opportunity to reimagine, redesign, rebuild, reinvigorate and rebalance our world.

Working with “Coalitions of the Willing’, HRH’s SMI’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable future by putting people, planet and Nature at the heart of global value creation.

About The Prince’s Trust Australia:

The Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families.

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to young people, Indigenous communities, military veterans and environmental projects.

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au

 

LAUNCHING AN AUSTRALIAN SHOWCASE OF VETERAN-COMMUNITY BUSINESSES

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LAUNCHING AN AUSTRALIAN SHOWCASE OF VETERAN-COMMUNITY BUSINESSES

21 September 2020

Prince’s Trust Australia is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Veteran Community Business Chamber (VCBC) to proudly profile Australian veteran-community businesses.

This month, Prince’s Trust Australia and the Veteran Community Business Chamber launch Buy Veteran, a fifteen-week digital campaign designed to showcase the diversity of veteran-community businesses and inspire veterans and their families to explore self-employment.

The campaign will feature veteran and ADF partner owned and founded businesses across Australia.

Prince’s Trust Australia acknowledges the veteran-community as Defence personnel and their family members who are serving or have served in the Australian Defence Force.

Over the last five years, Prince's Trust Australia has supported veterans and their families into business by providing them with the confidence, skills and networks they need to explore self-employment and prepare for the rapidly changing world of work. To date, there are more than 100 veteran and ADF family businesses in Prince’s Trust Australia’s Enterprise network, running businesses as diverse as organic skincare, furniture design, property development, health and fitness, defence industry and technology.

The Hon Julie Bishop, Chair of Prince’s Trust Australia remarks:

“Today our veterans and their families face complex challenges as the future of work is changing rapidly.

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise for Veterans program is unique in that it supports veterans to be entrepreneurial and to start and grow a small business.

Our program is free and gives veterans the confidence, networks and skills they need to set up a business.

This new campaign “Buy Veteran” provides a great opportunity to support these businesses and help our veterans continue to make a contribution in their post-military life.”

The Veteran Community Business Chamber (VCBC) was founded in 2019 by two alumni of Prince’s Trust Australia, entrepreneurs and Army veterans Peter Liston and Matthew Moseley. VCBC’s mission is to unleash the potential of the veteran community through entrepreneurship. Co-CEO Peter Liston remarks:

“Serving in the military can be a great platform to start your own business.

The veterans, serving members and their partners within our community have demonstrated commitment, a social consciousness and passion for their business.

They are still serving, just no longer in uniform. They are now behind a counter of your local shop, working on the tools as your local tradie, or providing you professional services.

You can find a veteran business owner in every industry and every community.” 

The campaign draws on the success of the Prince’s Operational Entrepreneur Buy Veteran campaign at Prince’s Trust Canada, launched in 2016.

Stories from the campaign are featured online and via Instagram.

Veterans or ADF family members interested in entrepreneurship are encouraged to participate in a free Prince’s Trust Australia Enterprise program.

Veteran-community businesses are encouraged to register their business for free with the Veteran Community Business Chamber.

Veteran-community businesses interested in being featured for the campaign are encouraged to complete an Expression of Interest.

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Media Enquiries:

For more details, please contact Jasmine Cooper Sutton, Director for Defence Members and Their Families at Prince’s Trust Australia.

Email: media@princes-trust.org.au

About Prince’s Trust Australia:

Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families.

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to young people, Indigenous communities, military veterans and environmental projects.

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au

About The Veteran Community Business Chamber:

The Veteran Community Business Chamber’s mission is to unleash the potential of the veteran community through entrepreneurship. The VCBC supports veteran and family businesses with ongoing business education and networking, a free business registry, and digital transformation support.

Visit: www.vcbc.org.au

 

 

Launch of Achieve Fest 9-10 September

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Second Achieve Fest Announced

20 August 2020

Following the success of our first Achieve Fest in June, Prince’s Trust Australia is delighted to offer a second Achieve Fest this September.

Achieve Fest is a free, two-day online immersion designed to explore identity, build networks, and develop the skills needed to thrive now and into the future.

Held on 9 & 10 September from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. AEST, Achieve Fest is open to young people aged 12 to 24 years, educators, and parents/guardians across Australia.

Featured speakers include Grace Forrest of Walk Free, Vince Lebon of Rollie Nation, as well as workshops from UN Youth, The Big Issue, Zoos Victoria and High Resolves.

A Video Message from HRH The Prince of Wales to Victorians

THE PRINCE OF WALES SENDS A VIDEO MESSAGE TO VICTORIANS

18 August 2020 

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales addresses the people of Victoria in a new video message recorded from his home. 

In the video message, The Prince of Wales said

“I know that Victorians, like all Australians, are tenacious and resilient -- or indeed, as you might say in Australia, made of 'tough stuff'. My wife and I have endless admiration for your seemingly unceasing capacity for good humour in the face of great hardship. However, I realise that this capacity has been sorely tested this year, which has certainly been a tremendously difficult one for Australia, and especially if I may say so, for Victoria.” 

You can view the full message via the Governor of Victoria here.

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Media Enquiries:

For more details, please contact Justin Hewitt, Executive Director.

Phone: 03 8672 9130 | Email: media@princes-trust.org.au

About The Prince’s Trust Australia:

The Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families.

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to young people, Indigenous communities, military veterans and environmental projects.

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au

Kangaroo Island Bushfire Recovery Collaboration Announced

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KANGAROO ISLAND BUSHFIRE RECOVERY COLLABORATION ANNOUNCED

4 August 2020

Prince’s Trust Australia is proud to announce a new partnership with the community of Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island to assist in the rebuild of the Stokes Bay Community Hall.

Severely damaged during the devastating 2019-20 bushfire season, the Stokes Bay Community Hall was an important gathering place for local residents, and its reconstruction will be a priority in the local bushfire recovery process.

Prince's Trust Australia will support a community consultation process to redevelop the Stokes Bay Community Hall. The consultation process will champion community engagement and feedback while reflecting traditional architecture, environmentally responsible building practices, and disaster resilience techniques.

The consultation process draws on more than twenty years' experience in designing sustainable, vibrant communities across the globe through the BIMBY framework, designed by The Prince's Foundation.

The project will also explore education and training opportunities, including supporting career pathways for local young people and businesses through the redevelopment.

The Stokes Bay Community Hall Committee and Prince's Trust Australia will host the community consultation process in Stokes Bay on 21 August 2020.

Further details to follow.

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Media Enquiries:

For more details, please contact Justin Hewitt, Executive Director.

Email: media@princes-trust.org.au

About The Prince’s Trust Australia:

The Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families.

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to young people, Indigenous communities, military veterans and environmental projects.

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au