PACE is a completely not-for-profit project. Each year, we choose a charity that's focused on changing lives and bettering their community. With the help and generosity of our PACE community, to date we've donated over $100,000 to deserving organisations.

2021 Charity partner – Youth Projects

​Every dollar raised through PACE this year will go towards supporting disadvantaged and marginalised young people access critical support that will enable them to secure meaningful, long term employment and have a greater sense of belonging, safety, and security.

Here's how your donation to Youth Projects will make an impact:

  • $50: covers a Myki and phone credit for a young person to access our services

  • $100: provides a basic care pack with food, hygiene items & toiletries for a young person couch surfing

  • $200: Provides three intensive sessions with a qualified youth coach to create a full resume, cover letter and career plan

  • $500: Provides one short course, critical for moving into key growth industries

  • $1,500: Provides the technology a young person needs to decrease social isolation, apply for work, complete online interviews and engage with their studies for employment pathways

If you get value from PACE and would like help us support Youth Projects, you are welcome to contribute to our donation here.​

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More about Youth Projects

We are an independent, registered charity which provides front line support to young people and individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues. We also help those looking to re-engage with learning and employment. We recognise the complex and varying needs of the people we work with and go above and beyond, 365 days a year, to provide pathways out of poverty. 

​Our youth-focussed employment services in Melbourne's outer north west exist in a hot spot of youth unemployment and related issues, such as mental health and drug use. We successfully intervene early in a pattern of neighbourhood unemployment and reliance on welfare to ensure teen school leavers return to education, participate in training and engage with secure and sustainable jobs.

​Our track record is strong and in the past 10 years we have placed over 2,150 long term unemployed young people into jobs and education.​​

Comprised of a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team, we have the ability to provide a complete wrap around, judgement free service with a strong focus on respect, client-centred care and harm prevention.

The impact we seek enables each person to lead longer lives, have improved health, meaningful employment and a greater sense of belonging, safety and security through a holistic model of care.

Youth Projects Website

Past charities

2020: Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN Australia) - $13,432 Raised

In 2020, PACE raised $13,432 for Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN Australia), a not-for-profit organisation supporting families who have a child with an undiagnosed or rare genetic condition. SWAN children are unique, and nobody can predict what the future holds for them. PACE helped to fund the the SWAN Siblings Program – providing additional support to siblings of SWAN children. The support group addresses feelings of isolation, teaching coping mechanisms and improving confidence. Most importantly it provides a network and safe place for siblings to share emotions guided by an experienced program leader.

2019: The Power of Engineering - $16,660.37 Raised

In 2019, PACE raised $16,660.37 for Power of Engineering whose purpose is to empower young people to embrace their creativity, diversity, and mindset and consider a career in engineering. PACE helped to fund the development of the 'Engineering In-A-Box' project which has adapted the signature Power of Engineering event, into a real world based classroom activity pack so the program can be run anywhere in Australia.

2018: One Voice - $17,184.35 Raised

In 2018, PACE raised $17,184.35 for One Voice, a Melbourne-based charity committed to restoring dignity by empowering young Australians experiencing homelessness. As a direct result of our contribution, One Voice fit out a woodwork shop in their new Life Restoration Housing Community 'Elevate'. Learn more here.

2017: One Heart Foundation - $16,152.00 Raised

In 2017, PACE raised $16,152.00 for One Heart, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2007 out of Australia to change the future of orphaned and abandoned children living in poverty in Kenya. The organisation was founded by Melbourne-based architect Dean Landy of Clarke Hopkins Clarke. As a direct result of our contribution, One Heart was able to start construction on the new One Heart school in Kenya. We are very excited to see our PACE science lab take shape in late 2017. Learn more here: Building a classroom for kids in need

2016: Variety The Children's Charity- $11,252.94 Raised

In 2016, PACE raised $11,252.94 for Variety, a national organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged, or have special needs overcome the obstacles they face and live life to the fullest. As a direct result of our contribution, Variety gave a grant for a mobility scooter, allowing a young student to continue attending school with her friends. Learn more here: Changing Anna's Life

2015: The Summer Foundation- $11,803.85 Raised

In 2015, PACE raised $11,803.85 for the Summer Foundation, which funded the "Summer in Winter" luncheon. The event raised more than $46,000 for the organisation and paid for two apartments to be fitted out with technology for young people living in nursing homes, allowing them to control doors and lights via an iPad. Get an inside look into the Summer Foundation's inspirational work here.

2014: YGAP- $10,004.62 Raised

In 2014, PACE raised $10,004.62 for YGAP.

Our contribution helped the organisation in its goal to empower communities disadvantaged by poverty and allow them to become self-sustainable. 

2013: Habitat for Humanity Australia- $13,017.50 Raised

In 2013, PACE raised $13,017.50 for Habitat.

Our donation funded a sustainable living program, along with health, education, water, and livelihood training.