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Urban Seed is a small, community based organisation that engages faith, community and culture in order to respond to poverty in Victoria.
Urban Seed prioritises small, dynamic projects run by and for locals in ways that creatively complement and connect traditional services. Through advocacy and engagement we also seek to address the underlying causes of disadvantage.
Urban Seed was birthed out of the Collins Street Baptist Church in the heart of the City of Melbourne and presently runs street, food, hospitality, recreation, youth development and school based programs in four priority neighbourhoods around Victoria.
How will the funds be used?
In the city, Urban Seed runs Credo Cafe - an open, shared lunch that has grown out of the life of the residential community bringing together neighbours from our front door an our back door. In Credo a diverse group of people come together to share a lunch time meal each day. Beyond lunches, we seek to build supportive relationships, strengthen community and extend hospitality to the poor. We run recreational and creative activities (e.g. writing group, art group, cricket team), initiating activities to support connection to spirituality, encouraging and assisting with connection to support services (e.g. mental health services, drug treatment, health services, housing services), creating space for a Homeless Person's Legal Clinic in Credo Cafe, and local advocacy issues that affect people who are homeless or marginalised.
Urban Seed has a range of other projects in Melbourne CBD, Footscray, Geelong and Bendigo in the areas of community support and development, education and training, and advocacy and engagement.
Key Areas of Expenditure
Street work and community development through our projects, including:
- Bendigo projects
- Credo Cafe
- Credo Cricket
- Credo Pathways
- Credo Writing Group
- Footscray projects
- Urban Bean and other Norlane projects
- Urban Education
- Pain in the Arts