Posted on 23 Dec 2014
An organisation that delivers digital photography workshops to people with spinal cord injuries has been awarded a Slater and Gordon Community Fund grant worth $9,000.
Slater and Gordon NSW General Manager Rachael James said the grant was awarded to the 'Imagine Me' project, which allows people with limited mobility to participate in artistic workshops using modified equipment to develop artwork for display.
“This is a one-of-a-kind program offering people with a spinal cord injury the opportunity to not only learn about digital photography, but also undertake a photo shoot to create artwork for public exhibition,” Ms James said.
“It is fantastic to see yet another organisation dedicated to helping people who have a spinal cord injury participate in community and cultural life.
“This grant will contribute towards the delivery of one of the 'Imagine Me' workshops at Royal Rehab in Ryde, which is where many of our clients have spent time following a catastrophic spinal injury.
“We are so proud to be supporting the Imagine Me project which is helping to highlight the situation that more than 12,000 people in Australia with a spinal cord injury face.”
Ms James said the 'Imagine Me' grant was one of three community organisations in NSW to receive funding in the latest round of Community Fund grants.
The grants are awarded to organisations for initiatives that promote healthy living for young people, assist people with disease or disability, or address inequality and disadvantage.
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.