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Keeping our Community Connected

April 27, 2020

If our community is to thrive it is important to promote community connections. We know that connections matter. That strong ties with family, friends, and the community provide people with happiness, security, support, and a sense of purpose.

It’s this connectedness that builds resilience in people. Resilience can assist people in coping with a life crisis. These connections matter especially for those who are vulnerable. Age, disability, chronic illness, ethnicity, and socio-economic conditions are all factors contributing to the social marginalisation of vulnerable people and community groups.

The Foundation connects our community in many, many ways.  One of these methods is through our Community Connections grants, with the support of AWA Alliance Bank and your donations, we granted 13 grants to support grassroots organisations to help reduce social isolation and/or support social participation of vulnerable community members to promote resilience.

This year’s Give Geelong Appeal (Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May) will help the Foundation’s work in building community connections.  Can you assist?  Click here to see how you and your organisation can get involved and help connect your community.