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Vicinity, SEDA and Bridging the Gap Foundation partner to help fund scholarships for Indigenous students

Indigenous artwork tote bag

Vicinity Centres has collaborated with SEDA Group and Bridging the Gap Foundation to fundraise for a scholarship program that will engage, educate and empower the next generation of Indigenous youth.

Customers at participating Vicinity shopping centres across the country who make a donation of $20 towards helping young Indigenous Australians into education scholarships, will be gifted a limited-edition tote bag featuring Indigenous artwork.

Every $5,000 raised provides a fully funded position at SEDA College for an Indigenous student.

SEDA students
SEDA students with their artwork (L-R): Riley, Gloriana, Codi, Aleshea.Credit: Vicinity Centres

The limited-edition tote bag was designed and painted by four Indigenous SEDA students and represents the relationship between the three organisations; Vicinity Centres, SEDA, and Bridging the Gap Foundation.

SEDA Tote Bag
The 'Our Journey' tote bagCredit: Vicinity Centres

Vicinity’s celebration of NAIDOC week is part of a well-structured program of activity that supports Indigenous communties and Traditional Custodians of the land on which many of its shopping centres are located.

Vicinity's Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) continues to guide the reconciliation journey and supports Vicinity’s sustainability and diversity, inclusion and belonging objectives – to shape better communities and foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates difference.

SEDA Group is an applied learning education provider whose unique learning model puts student interest at the forefront of their Senior Secondary education, alongside a practical connection to industry. It has partnerships with Australia’s leading organisations and sporting clubs.

Tote Bag Terms and Conditions

All funds donated will be directed into the Vicinity Centres Community Fund, sub fund of the Good2Give Community Fund (ABN 75 706 087 295), for distribution to Bridging the Gap Foundation for the SEDA scholarship program for young Indigenous Australians. Fundraising License Numbers: (NSW-16842), (QLD - CH2502), (SA-CCP3125), (TAS-F1A-615), (VIC-FR0014078), (WA-CC20411). The ‘Our Journey’ Tote is funded by Vicinity Centres.