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Optus Connects Communities with 2011 Grants Program


Thursday, 21st July 2011 at 4:12 pm
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Australian telco giant, Optus is calling on local communities and Not for Profit organisations across Australia to apply for its 2011 grants program, which is now open.

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Optus Connects Communities with 2011 Grants Program
Thursday, 21st July 2011 at 4:12 pm

Australian telco giant, Optus is calling on local communities and Not for Profit organisations across Australia to apply for its 2011 grants program, which is now open.

The annual ‘yes’ Optus Community Grants Program provides $150,000 worth of funding to support community projects that assist disengaged youth and help build social inclusion. Each successful community organisation will be awarded up to $5,000 to boost their initiative.

Jann Kohlman, Group Manager of Optus Sponsorship and Community Programs says Optus is committed to supporting the local community and the grants program is one way they can help build stronger Australian communities.

Kohlman says grants will be awarded to organisations that can deliver positive social outcomes aligned with Optus’s community investment focus areas. These include promoting social inclusion and building a better future for disengaged youth through new opportunities, skills and confidence, access to education and removal of barriers to empowerment.

Kohlman says Optus hopes that the funding, together with the benefits of communications technology, can deliver positive social outcomes to the community and help improve lives.

Last year Optus awarded 31 grants. Since launching the Community Grants program in 2008, Optus has awarded $400,000 worth of funding to 85 organisations.

Local community and Not for Profit organisations can apply online by visiting http://communitygrants.optus.com.au.

Applications close on 12 August 2011.




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