Local community organisation WIN, has received a $4,650 grant as part of Australia Post’s 2016 Our Neighbourhood Community Grants program. The program is aimed at connecting people in their community and helping to build a more inclusive and connected society.
Welcoming Intercultural Neighbours was selected for ‘Be Connected Be Included’ which will teach people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds new digital and technology skills, helping them connect to meaningful employment, volunteering options and social opportunities.
“We’re so thrilled to be one of the recipients of the grant. This funding will help us to assist the CALD population in the Gladstone Region in acquiring new skills in technology and social media to create connections and meaningfully contribute to their communities. This program will enhance participants’ employment outcomes, increase volunteering options and enrich social opportunities. Being an Our Neighbourhood Community Grant recipient is a great achievement for our organisation as communication is central for us and for those we assist,” said Welcoming Intercultural Neighbours Director, Natalia Muszkat.
The program was created in 2013 by Australia Post, with 72 grants awarded to community groups this year. 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 www.ourneighbourhood.com.au