Stepping Stones to Small Business

Stepping Stones Mentorships

Our Stepping Stones introductory Mentor – Mentee meetings are currently being scheduled. Over the next few weeks each Stepping Stones graduate and her designated Mentor will be sitting down to begin planning what aspects of the graduates’ developing business the partners will focus on.

Wherever possible, we will meet in person – and where distance or circumstance prevent that, we will meet virtually via Zoom.

This next phase of the Stepping Stones journey is critical one. While on-the-ground business activity and customer contact may be restricted, this is still a good time for emerging entrepreneurs to work on their business: Refining their business plan, re-visiting the short and long-term goals that will help make their business more viable, and finding ways to upgrade the skills they need to successfully run their business.

Having a Mentor at their side through all of this provides our graduates a guiding hand and sounding board to help them navigate some of the uncertainties of these times, and to continue to build toward the future.

For more information contact Deborah Klein, Stepping Stones Ballarat Regional Coordinator: or 0457 934 728.

Migration and Settlement Services

BRMC services to new migrants and refugees have extended to offer a fresh food donation and delivery services and IT and communications support for people who don’t have good connection, data or devices. We are also working with other Ballarat support services to coordinate a relief support package for people who are in financial stress as a result of COVID-19. Call the BRMC office on 03 5383 0613 if you seek more information.

Diversity Homework Club

Diversity Homework Club welcomes back new and old students and tutors next week. Sara and Nyepuot delivered 30 homework club kits to students this week to kick off the next term. We are also planning exciting new art, sport and cultural fun through the school term so watch this space!

We hugely appreciate our dedicated tutors and are always happy to hear of people who may offer their skills to the team. We offer support and training for our online tutoring.

The Diversity Homework Club needs you.
Are you passionate about supporting young learners navigate their learning journeys?
Help our enthusiastic members achieve their goals – send an email to Sarabjit at expressing your interest.

Zoom sessions take place every Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm – 4.45pm.

Community Volunteers: Migrant English Program

We are looking for online volunteer tutors.
Free online English tutoring is provided to clients through our Migrant English Program.
For details and free training send an email to Sarabjit at

Senior Services

BRMC Senior Services have been busy delivering weekly meals and activity packs to clients in and around the Ballarat Region. It’s wonderful seeing all their beautiful happy faces when we arrive. Weekly deliveries will continue for the month of July.

Senior Services staff thank all our clients for sharing their wonderful art work, farm animals and life stories. We also want to thank Allsorts Catering for all their hard work preparing meals for our clients.

BRMC Senior Services provides community based services and activities to assist people from CALD backgrounds who are socially isolated. We welcome all enquiries and our assessment process is designed to discover how we can assist you on an individual basis.

We also provide social support to people under the age of 65. To find out if you are eligible please contact Teresa on 0417 109 052 or