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Keysborough centre awarded $3500 community grant

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Men with physical disabilities will benefit from a $3516 Slater and Gordon Community grant provided to the Keysborough community group.

The Keysborough Learning Centre will use the money to install four height adjustable work benches in its Keysmen Men’s Shed.

The Slater and Gordon Community Fund includes money raised through the law firm’s Staff Giving Program.

Slater and Gordon Dandenong lawyer Allan Macrae said it was great to be able to support a program that will improve access and mobility for people with physical disabilities.

“The Staff Giving Program was set up to provide a way for Slater and Gordon staff  to give back to the communities where they work and help improve the lives of people facing a number of challenges,” Mr Macrae said.

The Keysborough Learning Centre is among five community organisations that will share almost $30,000.

The successful recipients were chosen from more than 100 not-for-profit groups that applied for a grant to fund a community initiative that would either, promote healthy living for young people, assist people with disease or disability, or address inequality.

Social Responsibility Manager Suzy Mallett congratulated the winners and said it was humbling to receive such a strong pool of applications.

“It is fantastic to see so many organisations developing such inspiring and beneficial community programs that will benefit people in need,” Ms Mallett said.

Donations from Slater and Gordon’s Staff Giving Program are combined with funds from the law firm and channelled into the Slater and Gordon Community Fund. This is a fund managed by the Australian Communities Foundation.

Slater and Gordon will accept new applications to the Community Fund after 1 July, 2014.  For eligibility criteria please contact Suzy Mallett: 9602 6832 or at smallett@slatergordon.com.au.