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$25,000 community inclusion grant to empower young people with disability

State Trustees Australia Foundation has allocated $25,000 to the Summer Foundation as part of the 2020 Community Inclusion grant round.

The Summer Foundation works to change human service policies and practices related to young people (18 to 64 years old) who are living in or at risk of entering aged care.

The grant will help facilitate storytellers with a disability in Victoria to share their stories of achieving more independent living to influence their peers to take action to live more independently.

State Trustees Australia Foundation has allocated more than a quarter of a million dollars in grant funding to eleven charities as part of the 2020 Community Inclusion grant round. This grant round builds on the $26 million distributed to charities by State Trustees Australia Foundation over the past 25 years.

Sharing the lived experience of people with disability who are living independently makes others aware that support is available to help them live more fulfilling lives also,” said Matt Carrick, CEO State Trustees.

These grant rounds are possible thanks to the individuals and families who donated to the Foundation during their lifetime or as a gift in their will as well as generous company donations.”

The Summer Foundation is incredibly grateful for the financial support provided by State Trustees Australia Foundation. This funding will used to support people with disability to tell their stories – to influence governments and other decision-makers, to educate and inform communities, and to empower other people with disability,” said Summer Foundation CEO Dr Di Winkler.

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For more information on all the recipients in the 2020 Community Inclusion grant round please visit https://bit.ly/3bnCQfL

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