Yarra View Nursery

Yarra View Nursery provides employment opportunities, training and other life skills to people with an intellectual disability.  The nursery has been operating since 1985 and is the largest social enterprise wholesale/retail plant and tree nursery in Australia.  The nursery currently employs 100 people and provides a supported environment, giving employees the opportunity to develop skills and confidence.

Over the past three years the nursery has developed a significant, new and complimentary revenue stream securing commercial contracts associated with large government infrastructure projects.

Investment

Yarra View Nursery received a $125,000 grant which they used to engage Social Ventures Australia and secure investment for an additional site, which will allow them to employ more people and scale their impact.

Social impact area

Physical Health & Disability
Employment, Training & Participation

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