NON-profit organisations from Central Victoria have been awarded $35,684 in grants by Australia Post as part of a new community program, Our Neighbourhood.
Almost 5000 applications were received for Our Neighbourhood grants and six registered charities and community organisations from Central Victoria have been chosen to receive financial support to help fund local projects.
The successful grant recipients were Friends of Castlemaine Library ($2,800) Rochester Chamber of Commerce and Industry ($5000); Bendigo Community Health Services ($5179); Bendigo SES ($7205) and Peace on Earth through Arts & Creative Empowerment ($5000).
Australia Post's Christine Corbett said the Our Neighbourhood program would help build healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities.
"This is our way to continue to invest and suport the local communities we are part of."