Media release: Havelock Housing secures nearly $350k Commonwealth grant
One of Canberra’s leading community housing providers, Havelock Housing Association, has secured a grant of $343,890 over two and a half years as part of the Commonwealth’s Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity Grant Program.
Successful applications were officially announced today by Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and Minister for Youth and Sport.
“We were over the moon when we received the news that we were one of just three sole-ACT successful applicants of the grant program,” Andrew Rowe, CEO of Havelock Housing Association, said.
“Our successful program, Havelock Housing Building Communities, will emphasise social inclusion and building the confidence of our resident cohort through fun sport and physical activities including swimming, water exercise, walking, cycling, yoga, mindfulness training and other recreational activities to be identified by the residents themselves.
“We’re proud, and thankful to the Commonwealth Department of Health, to be given the opportunity to enhance the wellbeing of our residents of all ages and backgrounds.
“In particular we look forward to helping those who are vulnerable, disadvantaged as well as those living with high and complex needs to connect with the community and build healthier and more active lives.”
Hugh Mackay AO, eminent social researcher and Patron of Havelock Housing Association, said: “This is a welcome recognition of Havelock Housing’s commitment to housing the homeless, addressing the problems that led to homelessness, and helping the homeless re-establish their place in our community.”
Sharon Akinyi, Media and Communications Manager
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