Brighton’s Inspiring Future Leaders graduate
by Brighton Council
Nine local participants have graduated from Centacare Evolve Housing’s Inspiring Future Leaders program. A small ceremony was held at the Botanical Institute in Brighton to celebrate the participants’ community project ideas and thank everyone involved for their contributions to another successful Inspiring Future Leaders program.
Centacare Evolve Housing awarded seed funding to two participants to help turn their community project ideas into reality. Funding was awarded to Michael Casey for his project ‘Fruit Trees for Brighton’, and Jake Laskazeski for ‘Dragons of the Vanguard’, a Dungeons & Dragons program for young people.
“The quality and diversity of the community ideas made it very hard to pick only two projects to receive seed funding,” said Centacare Evolve Housing Community Wellbeing Manager, Christina Augustine. “We continue to be blown away by the participants and the way their ideas and self-confidence evolve during their time in Inspiring Future Leaders.”
Centacare Evolve Housing wish to thank their partners for the support, guidance and opportunities that they brought to the program. They extend a special thank you to the Tasmanian Community Fund who provided funding to support the expansion of Inspiring Future Leaders.
Inspiring Future Leaders is a capacity building leadership program run by Centacare Evolve Housing. The program supports and empowers local community members to recognise their own leadership potential and gain confidence and skills in planning and delivering projects in community. This free 12-week program also offers the opportunity for participants to receive seed funding to bring their ideas to life.
The next round of Inspiring Future Leaders will commence in early 2024 in both Brighton and Clarence. Updates will be provided on Centacare Evolve Housing’s Facebook page and website