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Aus Post community grants

Aus Post community grants

IMAGE: MML

$10,000 available

Not-for-profit organisations across Hamilton and Portland are being encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 as part of this year's Australia Post Community Grants program.

This year's program is focused on mental health and wellbeing with a range of projects to be funded that help build connection between individuals and their community.

It follows last year's program were more than half the projects funded were made to organisations in regional and remote Australia.

Amber Collins from Australia Post says the COVID-19 pandemic, bushfires and floods have all highlighted the importance of community connection to mental health.

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“Through a global pandemic, fires and floods we’ve seen how important it is to find ways to help improve and maintain our mental wellbeing,” she said.

“Our Grants program will fund projects that help build connection between individuals and their community and that encourage open and positive conversations around mental health.”

Australia Post will look to support projects in all states and territories, and across urban and rural areas. In 2020 more than half of the grants were made to organisations in regional and remote locations. Ms Collins is delighted to see some of the recipient projects from the 2020 program come to life, showing the impact this program can have in local communities.

“We want to support organisations that are helping build community connection through projects with a clear focus on mental health. We know that when people in communities connect, they feel better.”

Australia Post’s commitment to mental health and wellbeing also includes a partnership with Beyond Blue, which seeks to make mental health and wellbeing part of everyday conversations and connect people to the support and information they provide. Eligible community organisations can apply for an Australia Post Community Grant at auspost.com.au/grants.

Applications close 11.59pm on 4 July and all applicants will be notified of the outcome in September 2021.

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