Community grants closing soon

Echuca Twin Rivers Specialist School received a grant to provide students with new car seats to allow them to have experiences out of the school environment.

The WDEA Works Foundation 2022 Community Grants are closing soon with $100,000 worth of funding available.

Not-for-profit organisations, sporting clubs and community groups that promote and create a more inclusive and thriving community are reminded they have just a few days to get their applications in.

Grants of up to $5000 will be awarded to organisations that provide opportunities, reduce barriers, offer support, and ensure accessibility for people living with a disability or experiencing disadvantage.

This is the WDEA Works Foundation’s 18th year running with over 1.3 million in funding distributed over this time.

Over the past two years alone, the WDEA Works Foundation has supported more than 30 organisations through these grants with a wide variety of projects benefiting people with a disability.

Andrea Hogan, WDEA Works director of communications and engagement, says the Foundation Grants are a wonderful way to help the local communities.

“WDEA Works are dedicated to creating inclusive, thriving communities and the WDEA Works Foundation Community Grants are one of the ways we do this,” she says.

“We are so lucky to have many amazing organisations that are creating opportunities for people with a disability or experiencing disadvantages within our community.

“Our hope is that through these grants we can support them to roll out programs, purchase equipment or make facility updates that otherwise may have stayed on their wishlist.”

The WDEA Works Foundation Community Grants will be open for applications until Friday, April 1, with successful recipients announced Tuesday, May 3.

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