Over 30 community groups will share in funding of up to $30,000 each for projects that will help them to continue to deliver key services to ACT residents, Minister for Community Services Joy Burch announced today.
The 2012-13 Community Support and Infrastructure Grants included $19,000 to Autism Asperger ACT Inc for a community stakeholder information/training package, more than $12,000 to Meg's Toy Box to improve storage and community facilities, and over $17,000 to the Australian Breastfeeding Association for much-needed equipment.
"This popular grants program awards significant funding of between $20,000 and $30,000 for each project to ensure that community groups remain viable, inclusive and have access to the technology, resources and support they need," Ms Burch said.
"Many ACT community groups conduct a great deal of admirable work and these grants will allow them to continue to provide their vital services in our community.
"The ACT Government is committed to supporting community groups and individuals by helping them bring about long lasting change in their communities, this program is just one of the many initiatives doing just that."
Ms Burch said that the Community Services Directorate received 110 applications for the grants which demonstrated how well-targeted the program was.
"We are very pleased to support these deserving organisations to continue to deliver crucial services to thousands of people in our local community," Ms Burch said.
The list of recipients was decided through an assessment panel comprised of the
ACT Government and community sector.
A list of the organisations awarded grants is attached and can be found atwww.dhcs.act.gov.au
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