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Generous grants to support positive ageing
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The Uniting Church in Australia’s 40th anniversary has been a time of reflection and celebration for congregations, faith communities and organisations across South Australia. The Board of Resthaven Incorporated has chosen a particularly generous way of celebrating this milestone – they have given a substantial donation of $250,000 to the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of South Australia.
Resthaven Incorporated was established by the Methodist Church in 1935. Today, it is an independent organisation associated with the Uniting Church SA that provides a comprehensive range of services for older people and their carers across the metropolitan area and in rural centres in SA.
The donated funds are to be used by congregations, faith communities and mission networks to contribute to positive ageing for older individuals in the congregation and community. These funds are being offered as 40th Anniversary Ageing & Wellness Grants.
All Uniting Church congregations, faith communities and mission networks are invited to apply for these grants, provided their projects are able to demonstrate benefits to older people, positive ageing, community benefit, and/or links to existing programs. Applications may refer to either a new or an existing project, and more than one application may be sent in per group.
Applications for the 40th Anniversary Ageing & Wellness Grants must be received by 31 October 2017.
More information will be provided in the October/November edition of New Times, through UC e-News and online here.
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