CEEP (Creating Connections Education Employment Pathways)

About CEEP

CEEP funding supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to develop and sustain pathways into Education Employment and Training (EET). Brokerage funds assist young people to purchase uniforms, books and school materials, tools, education fees, work clothes, computers, public transport and other EET related expenses.

Uniting Harrison are the administrators for the Eastern Metro.

Objectives

The key objectives of CEEP brokerage are to:

  • Enable young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to participate in EET opportunities;
  • Re-engage and/or sustain the young person in EET;
  • Develop a sustainable pathway out of homelessness through improved coordination of education and employment goals.

Eligibility

CEEP can only be accessed by young people who are:

  • 15-25 years old;
  • Homeless, or at risk of homelessness;
  • Reside in or have links to the eastern metropolitan region;
  • Experiencing difficulties in accessing or sustaining EET.

Applying for CEEP

Funding packages of up to $1200 are available per calendar year to eligible young people.

Applications must be completed by a worker, in consideration of the Funding Caps and emailed to harrison.CEEP@vt.uniting.org by the 10th day of each month. Applications are considered by the CEEP panel, made up of members of the Creating Connections Management group.

If a young person doesn’t have a worker able to support a CEEP application please contact the CEEP administrator at harrison.CEEP@vt.uniting.org or (03) 9051 3000 to discuss the EET, housing and support needs of the young person.

Further information