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People interested in making a positive difference to their community are being encouraged to apply for funding from not-for-profit company Enterprise and Training Company Limited (ETC).

ETC Chairman Rod McKelvey said ETC was making available $120,000 in community grants as part of the ETC Community Support Fund.

“The fund is designed to help organisations reduce disadvantage, generate opportunity, increase support services and/or build capacity in the communities in which we operate,” Mr McKelvey said.

Mr McKelvey said organisations could apply for up to $10,000 each and applications would be assessed based on how well they align with ETC’s focus on employment and training, and meet one or more of the funding objectives:

  • Contribute to reducing disadvantage faced by the unemployed and/or other disadvantaged groups
  • Support the availability and/or sustainability of employment and training opportunities
  • Enhance community support services and/or build community capacity

Mr McKelvey said the ETC Community Support Fund had supported many worthwhile initiatives benefiting a broad range of people.

“It’s incredible the projects we’ve been able to support over the past five years,” Mr McKelvey said.

“Some of our beneficiaries have included the NSW State Emergency Service, Lifeline, Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Casino Neighbourhood Centre, Sawtell Meals on Wheels, Interrelate, Byron Bay Community Association, Story Dogs, Bellingen Mentor Group, Nambucca Valley Phoenix, Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services, Autism Spectrum Australia, The Smith Family, Warrina Women & Children’s Refuge, Kempsey Family Support Service, Liberty Community Connect, Dorrigo Fire Brigade, the House with No Steps, Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre, Camp Quality and Boomerang Bags.”

For further information and/or to apply to the ETC Community Support Fund visit www.etcltd.com.au/csf

Applications are open from 13 February – 10 March 2017.

 

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