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$150,000 in grants available to connect communities

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The annual Optus Connecting Communities Program provides $150,000 worth of funding to support community projects that assist disengaged youth and build social inclusion. Each successful applicant will be awarded up to $5,000 to boost their initiative.

Jann Kohlman, Group Manager of Optus Sponsorship and Community Programs said “Grants will be awarded to organisations that can deliver positive social outcomes aligned with our 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.

“We hope that the funding, together with the benefits of communications technology, can deliver positive social outcomes to the community and help improve lives,” Kohlman said.

Last year Optus awarded 31 grants.

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