Funding to Assist Entrepreneurial Northern Beaches Migrants

Monday, 25 February 2019

Member for Manly James Griffin has announced a $10,000 grant to support new migrants who are based on the Northern Beaches and are wanting to start their own businesses.


Manly-based not-for-profit SEVENmile Venture lab will deliver the 6 day intensive program to people who have recently migrated to the Northern Beaches and for who English is a second language.


SEVENmile was successful through the NSW Government’s Celebrating Diversity Grants.


The project aims to build community capacity at the grassroots level, foster cross-cultural engagement and support the participation of migrants and new arrivals on the Northern Beaches.


“Industry giants like Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook were all founded by first or second generation migrants to their respective countries,” Mr Griffin said.


“We should embrace those willing to have a go and I know that our community has both a big heart and a huge amount of knowledge to share. As a community we can be especially proud of the programs like the one run by SEVENmile,” Mr Griffin said.


Founder of SEVENmile Manly Venture Lab, Greg Twemlow said the Lab – which is a not-for-profit social enterprise – is thrilled with support from the NSW Government for the Diversity program, designed to assist entrepreneurial northern beaches migrants.


“Our vision is to bring social and economic resilience to the regions we serve by educating and up-skilling the community with a focus on the creation of new enterprises.” Mr Twemlow said.


Further information on the program can be found here: