Monday 11 November 2019

Six Victorian neighbourhood houses have received funding for important community projects as part of the 2019 Australia Post Community Grants program.

Grants up to $10,000 were awarded to 75 community organisations across Australia, supporting projects that bring people together around what matters most in their communities. 

The funded projects help:

  • people connect with each other through group activities
  • reduce barriers to participation in community life
  • develop skills and leadership capability to strengthen community networks

Congratulations to our following members:

Bonnie Doon Community Centre 

Amount: $2,000

The Social Table is a series of casual conversations over free monthly meals for local residents in this small rural town. Designed to engage the community and support social connections, the project helps people feel like they belong in a safe and inviting space.

Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre 

Amount: $10,000

The Make It Work Employment Program connects migrants and refugees with local businesses to provide training and employment. These valuable connections will help set them on pathways for a prosperous future in Australia.

Maldon Neighbourhood Centre 

Amount: $10,000

Creating Social Connections builds the leadership capacity of the community to address the issue of social isolation in rural Victoria. The project will help develop co-design programs and services to benefit the community.

Reynard Street Neighbourhood House 

Amount: $5,040

Inclusive Community Gardening connects socially isolated community members with a disability or illness through weekly supported gardening workshops. The project will provide safe, friendly and supported training, enabling broader participation in the community garden.

Upper Beaconsfield Community Centre

Amount: $10,000

The Upper Beaconsfield Community Centre seeks to connect and empower local volunteer groups, enabling a more effective and coordinated response in times of emergency. Through co-design group activities, the groups will strengthen community networks and help their communities thrive.

Yarraville Community Centre 

Amount: $2,000

Youth Space Yarraville is a new space for young people to connect, socialise and support one another. Instigated by local youth leaders, Youth Space will engage young people to build friendships, support their peers and feel more connected to the community.

Find out more about the Australia Post Community Grants program.