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Optus Connecting Communities Grants Program

At Optus, we're all about connecting people. It's what we do best.

The Connecting Communities Grants Program is part of our commitment to building better Australian communities. On an annual basis, the program provides grants to Not For Profit community organisations to help reduce social isolation for those in need and reconnect disengaged youth.

Optus people are given the opportunity to submit an application on behalf of a not-for-profit organisation, and not-for-profit organisations are able to submit an application directly, for a grant of up to $5,000 that will be used to address these issues.

How to get involved

Applications for the 2009 program have now closed. Optus will notify all applicants and announce the winning recipients in September 2009.

At Optus we are committed to Arts, Sport and the Community. We fund a broad range of cultural, sporting and educational activities and facilities throughout Australia.

We also support the community with our current commitments including 13 Charity Partners through our workplace giving program which includes organisations such as BeyondBlue, RSPCA and Youth Off The Streets, as well as major community investment partnerships with Australian Wildlife Conservancy and Kids Helpline.

We wish you well in your endeavours and thank you for your application.

Thank you for your interest in the Optus Connecting Communities Grants Program!

The 2008 Program

In June 2008 we launched the Optus Connecting Communities Grants Program.

We awarded 23 not-for-profit organisations with a grant, with two of these grant applications being submitted by Optus people.

The not-for-profit organisations were based in rural and regional areas across Australia, and through our support, they will continue to deliver positive social outcomes in their community by providing youth with new opportunities, skills and confidence, access to education and new and strong support networks, as well as reconnect disengaged young people to community life.

To find out more about the organisations, and to read a description of each project, who were awarded a grant in the 2008 Program click here 

For further information

Email: connectingcommunities@optus.com.au

Connecting Communities Grants Program
PO Box 888, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
Telephone: 1300 729 320