Capital Chemist Wanniassa hosted a cake cutting on Monday 22 June, as the sponsor to the cake (pictured) made by Christine Allard as part of the Perinatal Wellbeing Centre’s #cakedit Challenge. The donation from Capital Chemist is helping the Perinatal Wellbeing Centre better support new and expecting parents and to raise greater awareness of perinatal mental health in the community. For more information on #cakedIt, visit perinatalwellbeingcentre.org.au/Appeal/emergency-appeal
GIVIT donation of the week: Blankets
A long running organisation that supports those living at risk of homelessness from all different backgrounds and ethnicities is in need of blankets to distribute to their over 100 clients. The organisation supports people overcoming mental illness, addictions, health struggles, disability or a combination of these. With limited resources for the organisation to purchase Items for distribution, they rely heavily on the generosity of the community. Any spare blankets that can be donated to make a difference in these individuals’ lives will be greatly appreciated. A good night’s sleep will lead to a more promising tomorrow. Delivery options: Items can be picked up by or dropped off to the charity. To donate, visit givit.org.au/items-needed, search ‘blanket’ and select requests located in ACT. After you pledge the item, you will be contacted by the relevant charity to arrange pick-up, post or drop-off. GIVIT supports over 300 charities across the Capital Region by matching your quality, pre-loved items with people who need them most.
Anglicare Retail Erindale will be open on Saturday 11 July 10am-2pm and they love having a good sale! You will find a select range of clothing for $2 and a 50-cent table. There is a great range of women’s, men’s and kids’ winter clothing and possibly even a terrarium made by a talented volunteer. Anglicare Retail is located at 34 Grattan Court just outside the Erindale Shopping Centre.
Youth InterACT grants
Young Canberrans will have the opportunity to turn their ideas into a reality with the opening of the 2020 Youth InterACT grant program. Young people aged 12-25 years with ideas for projects, events or activities that focus on engaging young people are encouraged to apply for the ACT Government’s $25,000 Youth InterACT grants program. Grants of up to $2,000 are available for initiatives that actively engage young people in innovative projects and connect young people with each other and to their community, leading to greater social participation and inclusion. Applications close Monday 24 August. To apply, visit communityservices.act.gov.au/youth
Mental health and wellbeing grants
Eligible community organisations and individuals are encouraged to apply for the newly announced $450,000 COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grants program. The grants program will support mental health programs and ideas that focus on community recovery, building resilience, tackling loneliness and creating meaningful social connections in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply for the grants or find out more, email the ACT Office for Mental Health and Well-being via OfficeforMHW@act.gov.au
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