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Tasmania sports group awarded $7500 community grant

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Tasmanians with a physical disability will benefit from a $7500 Slater and Gordon grant awarded to a Glenorchy community group.

Physical disABILITY Sports Tas will use the money to pay for venue hire and equipment for weekly sports sessions over the next 12 months.

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

Slater and Gordon Tasmania lawyer Brian Hilliard said it was great for the firm to be able to support a program that gives children the chance to try sports like wheelchair basketball and tennis.

“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 Hilliard said.

Physical disability Sports Tas 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: suzy.mallett@slatergordon.com.au