South Morang Scout Group and Kalkallo Fire Brigade were two successful recipients of $1000 grants from Australia Post.

Australia Post last week announced grants to support the work of 356 community groups, celebrating local community connections.

South Morang Scout Group will use its grant to buy camping equipment, while Kalkallo Fire Brigade will purchase a new thermal imaging camera to help support fire fighters working in environments with reduced visibility.

The groups shared in the nearly $350,000 allocated to a variety of projects such as community gardens, arts and crafts workshops, and volunteer training.

The groups were nominated by their local postie, post office worker or another Australia Post team member.

Australia Post head of community Nicky Tracey said the program took a grassroots approach, with team members encouraged to offer a nomination based on their own personal connection to a local organisation.

“With more than 4000 post offices around Australia, and delivery teams travelling to the furthest corners of the country, we understand the importance of the connections our people have with the communities we serve,” she said.

“These grants give us an opportunity to support what matters to our team members, and to help them to help others in their local community.

“We are delighted that so many of our people around Australia were keen to make a difference and nominated an organisation close to their heart for a grant.”

The full list of Australia Post’s 2022 People of Post Grants recipients, listed by state and location, and more information about the grants program is available at auspost.com.au/popgrants.

Australia Post will also launch its 2022 Community Grants program in June, with organisations able to apply for funding for projects that support mental health and wellbeing in communities.

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