ECEC organisations represented heavily in Australia Post community grants
A number of early childhood education and care (ECEC) organisations have been the recipients of community grants from Australia Post as part of a project by the provider to recognise the work of community groups and community connection.
Grants of up to $1,000 each were awarded to 16 ECEC and childhood aligned organisations to support them in their work with children and families, helping with projects such as community gardens, arts and crafts workshops, and volunteer training, after being nominated by their local postie, Post Office worker or another Australia Post team member.
Australia Post Head of Community Nicky Tracey said the program took a grassroots approach, with team members encouraged to offer a nomination based on their own personal connection to a local organisation.
“With more than 4,000 post offices around Australia, and delivery teams travelling to the furthest corners of the country, we understand the importance of the connections our people have with the communities we serve,” Ms Tracey said.
“These grants give us an opportunity to support what matters to our team members, and to help them to help others in their local community.”
Recipients include non-profit groups across metro, regional and remote areas and in every state of Australia, with more than half awarded in regional and remote communities. A selection of the ECEC and ECEC aligned recipients are as follows:
- Orana Early Childhood Intervention and Education Project, nominated by Dubbo Post Office, will use its funding to upskill staff in Key Word Signs and to train a presenter to provide training to the local community.
- Baby Give Back, in Varsity Lakes Queensland, will use its funding to purchase new bassinets to support vulnerable families with young children.
- Bayside Adolescent Boarding Inc (BABI), nominated by Wynnum Post Office, will use its funding to run a series of workshops to support young parents across a number of areas.
- Nyah West Kindergarten, nominated by Nyah West Post Office, will purchase new plants to rejuvenate its outdoor play spaces.
- Twin Hills Preschool will buy new blinds for its Kindergarten room thanks to a nomination from Workplace Services, Customer Experience and Digital.
- The Kununurra Toy & Puzzle Library will use funding to purchase new toys and puzzles following its nomination by the Kununurra Post Office.
- The Augusta & Districts Community Childcare will team up with its local Men’s Shed program to run a series of workshops to enhance community connection and expand children’s learning
- Refugee Migrant Children Centre in Victoria, nominated by Group Legal and Corporate Secretary will purchase supplies for their school holiday program with its funding.
Australia Post will also launch its 2023 Community Grants program later this month, with organisations able to apply for funding for projects that support mental health and wellbeing in local communities.
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