Australia Post lends a hand of support to 356 Aussie community groups

Nicky Tracey, Head of Community Australia Post

Australia Post announced grants of up to $1,000 each to support 356 community groups, celebrating local community connections. The community groups will share $350,000 for projects like community gardens, arts and crafts workshops, and volunteer training, after being nominated by their local postie, Post Office worker or Australia Post team member.

What is the purpose of the grant?

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 personal connection to a local organisation. “With over 4,000 post offices around Australia, and delivery teams travelling to the furthest corners of the country, we understand the value of the connections our people have with the communities we serve,” Tracey commented.

“These grants give us an opportunity to support what matters to our team members, and to help them to help others in their community. We are delighted that so many of our people were keen to make a difference and nominated a business close to their heart for a grant.”

Who is eligible for Australia Post’s grant?

Recipients include non-profit groups across metro, regional and remote areas and in every state of Australia, with more than half awarded in regional and remote communities.

Since 2018, 1,350 grants totalling over $842,000 have been awarded as part of the Australia Post program. 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.

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