Long-term partner of The Huddle, Citywide have extended their support for a further 12 months.

The extended partnership will see The Huddle and Citywide continue to help young people navigate the complexities of COVID-19, along with aiding community recovery efforts.

Learn, Grown and Belong are the pillars of The Huddle’s work, with the renewed partnership with Citywide continuing to provide young people educational and career pathways that may otherwise be unavailable to them.

The Huddle CEO, Cameron McLeod, said the extended partnership during such uncertain times is a testament to the strength and importance Citywide places on community.

“Our long-standing partnership with Citywide has seen many young people supported through their individual journeys,” McLeod said. 

“I am pleased that we can continue to work together to provide young people and their families support during such uncertain times.

“Together we will continue to provide a safe and inclusive environment to help empower children, young people and families of multicultural backgrounds to Learn, Grown and Belong.”

Chris Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of Citywide said he was pleased to be able to continue to support the community in its recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

“The needs of the community are continuing to change and grow rapidly, particularly in the current climate,” Campbell said. 

“This presents a great opportunity for us to support ongoing investment and development in these communities and especially their young people through the amazing work of The Huddle.

“For Citywide, our continuing partnership with The Huddle is a natural extension to our everyday work we do in service to our host communities, in line with our vision and purpose.”

Forming part of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Family Support Package (FSP), The Huddle, along with Citywide, will continue to support young people and their families in the North Melbourne, Flemington, Ascot Vale and Wyndham regions in their recovery from COVID-19.

All proceeds of the FSP will go directly toward the continued support of children and young people within our communities, providing access to online education, recreation, and vocational activities.

The FSP will also provide one-off emergency funding to meet essential household needs and unanticipated costs associated with the impact of COVID-19.