Clackline Post Office encourages others to apply for community grant

Members of the Clackline Progress Association including Post Office masters Laurie and Colleen O'Neil.
Members of the Clackline Progress Association including Post Office masters Laurie and Colleen O'Neil.

The Clackline Progress Association has thanked Australia Post for its support in helping create a replica phone box to be used as a street library and book swap for books, DVDs and games in the town.

The funding, made possible by the Australia Post Community Grants, is open for another year with funding of up to $10,000 available to each recipient.

Australia Post executive general manager Nicole Sheffield said the initiative aims to support projects and services that address locally identified needs that strengthen social connections and reduce barriers to participating in community life.

"Through this program, we're funding projects that bring people together to address local needs," she said.

"With so much change to the way we live, work and shop, it's more important than ever that we have strong, vibrant local communities where people can connect to shape our shared future."

The launch of the 2019 Community Grants program follows the completion of this year's Australia Post Workforce Grants which saw over 400 recipients receive $500 each towards community projects across Australia as nominated by Australia Post's local staff members.

Last year's local community winners included Retirees WA, Northam Hockey Club, Northam Lions Club and Clackline Progress Association.

Eligible community organisations can apply for an Australia Post Community Grant for up to $10,000 via www.auspost.com.au/grants.

Applications close on August 4 and all applicants will be notified of the outcome in October 2019.