The Power of Giving Back: Mounties Group Donates Over $600,000 to community projects

5 Aug 2016

Mounties Group has given more than $600,000 to 40 local organisations in need, through its annual ClubGRANTS program in an official presentation last night (Thursday, 4 August).

All over Australia, and in particular in Western Sydney, there are many community groups which require funding and support. The money donated will go towards numerous projects that benefit different sectors of society including: education programs; health care services; aged, disability or

youth services, and family support initiatives.

The Ted Noffs Foundation is among the charities that Mounties Group supports. Mounties has a long standing relationship with the charity, having provided continuous support since 1999, including a major partnership in establishing The Street University; the ground-breaking youth development project that has helped disadvantaged youth in the Liverpool region.

In this year’s ClubGRANTS, the Ted Noffs Foundation has been awarded $25,000 for the ‘Welcome Home’ project which will create a space for young people to foster a sense of community and celebrate their first culture through participation in various cultural forms, such as visual arts, music, dance and theatre.

Another organisation that Mounties Group is supporting this year is the Fairfield Community Resource Centre.

“Our latest research shows 12% of the homeless population in NSW are in Western Sydney. This has a large impact on the community and on any given day, more than 1,300 people are homeless,” said Jason Cummings, Fairfield Community Resource Centre CEO.

“The funding Mounties Group has granted us will assist in our ‘Halfway Home Homelessness Services initiative’, where homeless people can seek shelter, washing facilities and IT access,” Jason added.

Mounties Group has been participating in the ClubGRANTS funding scheme for 17 consecutive years, and will continue to give back to the community in the years to come.

Kevin Ingram, Mounties Group President, said: “This annual event is significant for Mounties Group as we are always looking to support organisations that benefit locals. The ClubGRANTS funding forms part of the $6 million we have given back to the community, in the last financial year.”

Since the ClubGRANTS scheme was established, approximately 500 clubs have provided more than $1 billion in funding to community groups, charities and sporting teams across NSW.

For more information visit http://mounties.com.au or

http://www.clubsnsw.com.au/community/clubgrants/about-clubgrants

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