The Mary MacKillop Foundation has announced the recipients of 12-month grants of up to $10,000 each for ‘small life changing projects’, supporting community-based initiatives across Australia.
Every year the Mary MacKillop Foundation helps more than 40 community projects throughout Australia by providing 12-month grants of up to $10,000 each, which help people to overcome destitution, isolation, and the effects of misfortune.
This year, the Foundation provided more than $500,000 in grants and almost doubled the number of grants given in response to an increase in the emergence of projects providing crucial assistance to those in need.
Sam Hardjono, CEO of the Mary MacKillop Foundation said, 'Heading in to 2014, community goodwill projects are seeing an increase in the needs to be met, but not necessarily an increase in financial support. The Mary MacKillop Foundation is focused on doing something about this each year by offering these projects grants of up to $10,000 each to help them meet the needs.
'As part of our commitment to never see a need without doing something about it, we have dramatically increased the number of grants that we have given to the small life changing projects that are making a big difference on the ground, but often slip through the cracks in terms of receiving funding and support.'
This year, the Foundation almost doubled the amount of grants available to projects that assist people in achieving an increased measure of self-reliance and human dignity.
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