Adele Training Farm is a social enterprise blueberry farm and work skills centre. It provides training and employment opportunities to clients of Adele House and an essential revenue stream to support the organisation’s operations.
The farm was incorporated in 2016 and its vision supports two key principles of the PAYCE Foundation approach to philanthropy: long term self-sustainability for charities through the generation of social enterprise revenue and support and upskilling of disadvantaged members of the community to ensure they are job-ready and able to become healthy, productive members of society.
Adele Training Farm also provides the physical setting for the new Adele House state of the art residential facility.
The PAYCE Foundation is committed to ensuring the sustainability of its charity partners. To this end, it has supported the Adele Training Farm in securing access to 20 hectares of harvestable land in Bucca on the north coast of New South Wales.
Following a substantial investment in its first 4 years of operations, the farm will now provide a significant revenue stream to Adele House, as well as valuable training and employment programs for clients.
The farm will also be a setting for the provision of formal training services delivered in partnership with Training Services NSW and TAFE on work skills including horticulture, woodwork, metal work and mechanical repairs.
2019 also saw the culmination of a formal strategic partnership between Adele House and The Salvation Army who is now the agency contracted to deliver the Adele House drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.