Optus Connecting Communities Grants Program
15 May 2010 at 7:01 pm
The Connecting Communities Grants Program allows Optus employees to submit an application on behalf of a Not for Profit organisation, and NFP organisations are able to submit an application directly, for a grant of up to $5,000 that will be used to address the Optus community investment focus areas.
As part of Optus' community investment focus around building social inclusion and supporting disengaged youth, the company has highlighted three priority areas where it make the most difference in the community.
Building Social Inclusion:
- By providing access to communications
- providing access to communication for individuals or groups that are currently excluded is one way that Optus can make a significant contribution to society and help overcome the barriers of distance and disadvantage.
- By connecting disengaged communities
- supporting local community organisations and groups' initiatives that help build and strengthen their capacity to deliver services that have a positive social impact for Australians in need.
Supporting disengaged youth:
- By improving their education, life skills and knowledge
- helping disadvantaged young people improve their eduction, life skills and knowledge is key to changing their future and helping them to reach their full potential in life. Improving disadvantaged youth with their education will also help in providing more employment opportunities which benefits the local economy.
In 2009 31 Not for Profit organisations were awarded grants for programs.
Applications for 2010 close 5pm (AEST), Friday 30th July 2010.
NFP representatives can apply directly to Optus via an online application at http://www.optus.com.au/forms/Community_Organisations.jsp
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