The Tailrace Centre is a social enterprise hosting events, running programs and raising money for community and charitable organisations locally and around the world.
Below are some of our key projects but there is so much more we do at The Tailrace Centre. Our profits go towards supporting local youth and children’s programs in schools, youth camps as well as weekly pastoral and chaplaincy care. We also contribute to numerous programs in South Asia – the building of community centres; teaching women sustainable business and raising of leaders.
Paying it Forward
Our Cafe, Tailrace Cafe, supports these projects below. Every time you purchase a meal you get to drop a coffee bean into a jar representing your project choice.
- Syria – we support World Vision in its humanitarian work to Syria.
- Unconquered – Almost 250 million girls and women in India cannot afford hygienic sanitary products, nor are they aware or educated around menstruation. The Unconquered Project empowers local women to manufacture and sell affordable sanitary pads and to provide menstrual education – by women, for women.
- Work with No Barriers Program – advocates for people in the workplace how have to over come:
- Language and cultural barriers
- Disabilities and health issues
- Life barriers
- Learning difficulties
- Difficult pasts
A coffee bean can and does help change a life. When you come into the cafe and choose a meal, you will be given a coffee bean to place in a jar choosing where you want $1 to go.
CAP DEBT Centre
The Tailrace Centre operates a CAP DEBT Centre. This service is free to the local community. Our CAP team visit families in homes and provide a holistic approach to helping people become debt free.
Let me tell you some amazing facts about the first year of this service:
- 5 families are on their way to being DEBT FREE
- 2 families have become DEBT FREE
- 7 families about to sign their way to being DEBT FREE
- 10 support workers have been recruited and trained
- 20 volunteers recruited to assist with home care
- Partnered with 6 organisations to bring freedom to families
All of this with only 1 staff member who volunteered 2 days a week to get this service off the ground.
Bringing Empowerment through Sanitary Pads
Almost 250 million girls and women in India cannot afford hygienic sanitary products, nor are they aware or educated around menstruation. The Unconquered Project empowers local women to manufacture and sell affordable sanitary pads and to provide menstrual education – by women, for women.
We are setting up sanitary pad manufacturing units, led by local women who will manufacture, market and sell the quality but affordably priced products, along with providing community education and a community toilet facility for women.