Local organisations awarded Australia Post Community Grant10 October 2016
Seventy two local community organisations from across the country have been awarded funding as part of Australia Post's 2016 Our Neighbourhood Community Grants program, for connecting people in their local community and helping to build a more inclusive, connected society.
Australia Post Managing Director and Group CEO, Ahmed Fahour, said the Our Neighbourhood Community Grants program was created to recognise the important role smaller charities and community groups play in bringing people together and helping local communities thrive.
"At Australia Post, we believe in the power of communities. We understand the importance of local projects and the positive difference they make in their communities. We launched the Our Neighbourhood Community Grants to focus on supporting smaller charities and local groups that often get overlooked for funding elsewhere.
"Since its inception in 2013, we've been inspired by the efforts of hundreds of community groups who work hard to build lasting connections within their communities and neighbourhoods."
In 2016, Our Neighbourhood Community Grants were awarded to community organisations and projects nationwide that focus on the following areas:
- Digital Capability: projects that build digital skills for individuals and the wider community
- Employment Pathways: projects that increase employment opportunities for marginalised people
- Community Inclusion: projects that build community spirit and foster inclusion
- Disaster Readiness: projects that help communities better prepare for natural disasters
Grants are funded from both Australia Post and Our Neighbourhood Trust, a public charitable fund which collects donations from the Australia Post workforce, customers and the community to support local community projects.
To learn more about the Our Neighbourhood Community Grants program, how to donate to the Our Neighbourhood Trust and to view the list of 2016 Grant winners, visit Our Neighbourhood.