Calleo Indigenous is part of the Calleo group of companies. Calleo is a contracting and recruitment business specialising in providing skilled labour to Federal and State Government clients, and private industry. Established in 2015, the Calleo group has secured in excess of 350 resources for its clients across Australia. More than 250 of these resources are AGSVA cleared resources, working within Government Departments.
Calleo Indigenous was established to deliver skilled resources to our clients whilst supporting Indigenous causes, including the enhancement of employment and career development opportunities. We are 50% owned by the Calleo group and 50% owned by Melinda ‘Mel’ Brown.
Today Calleo Indigenous provides specialist resources to Government projects in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.
Calleo Indigenous (CI) was established to deliver skilled resources to our clients whilst supporting positive social outcomes for Indigenous communities through the backing of Indigenous causes and projects, utilising the Calleo Indigenous Community Fund (CICF).
The CICF strives to support the enhancement of employment, education, and career development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As the CICF grows, Calleo Indigenous are committed to supporting more causes and individuals to enable the development and creation of education and employment success for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people.
The CICF promotes high impact, meaningful change to local Indigenous peoples and their communities and in FY 2019-2020, the CICF was able to contribute to supporting the following initiatives:
The Calleo Indigenous Bursary is offered to descendants of Indigenous Australian veterans from around the country from 2021 (onwards) to undertake first year tertiary studies at University or TAFE. With a commitment to creating and supporting employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians, Calleo Indigenous has confirmed at least 3 years of funding for the Calleo Indigenous Gallipoli Scholarship Fund.Learn more
Calleo Indigenous has provided 150 breastfeeding kits to three Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service (AMIHS) centres in Northern NSW.
One key KPI of the AMIHS is to improve breast feeding within the communities they support. The CICF’s contribution will gift every new mother of an Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander child (in the region) the equipment they need to assist with breastfeeding.Learn more
Northern Border Senior Access is the combination of the senior years of schooling for the small Central Schools of Goodooga, Mungindi, Collarenebri and Boggabilla. Calleo Indigenous has provided funding to support the Year 12 Graduation. The Graduation is not only for the students to celebrate their success, but also to create positive pathways and memories for younger generations of their families (extended family are invited to attend).
The cost to the families and community is often an inhibiting factor to them attending, the CICF contribution will remove these barriers.Learn more
Calleo Indigenous has provided full funding for the Dr Steve Burroughs Foundation (DSBF) to deliver the Cherbourg Sewing Project. The project will not only provide training and employment opportunities for the local residents, but also provide needed goods (swags and sleeping bags) for local Indigenous children. We look forward to providing more information on this initiative, once productions are underway.Learn more
The CICF is already exploring future initiatives and potential recipients and as such has opened its application process for FY 2020-2021.
To lodge your expression of interest, please complete the form below. Thank you for your interest in the CICF, we look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for your interest in the Calleo Indigenous Community Fund. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with Calleo Indigenous and the Calleo Indigenous Community Fund, to understand our mission and what we seek to achieve.
You can register your interest by completing the expression of interest (EOI) form located below. Unfortunately, due to the number of enquiries we receive, Calleo Indigenous will only respond to expressions of interest we believe are aligned with the Calleo Indigenous Community Fund’s objectives. A CICF representative will supply the CICF application form for suitable EOI’s. Applications will be assessed throughout the financial year, with applications for FY 2020-2021 closing 5pm, 15 May 2021.
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Mel is an Australian Aboriginal Ngunnawal woman. As well as being an owner and board member of Calleo Indigenous, she is a Director of Spirit Dreaming Education and Training Solutions. Her past experiences are drawn upon by Calleo Indigenous to ensure the Calleo Indigenous Community Fund (CICF) promotes high impact, meaningful change to local Indigenous people and their communities.
Calleo Indigenous was formed with a commitment to direct a minimum of 2% of its revenue to Indigenous causes, via the CICF.