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Journeys : Aug Sep 2012
RACT Community Fund supporting local endeavours The RACT’s vision is We find ways to enhance life in Tasmania, and the RACT Community Fund is a great example of that vision. Twice annually, the fund offers small grants to non-profit groups to assist with local community-building projects. Since the launch of the RACT Community Fund in 2008, we have proudly provided assistance to more than fifty organisations for their projects. Meet the latest recipients. Migrant Resource Centre Since 2009, the Northern Tasmanian Migrant Resource Centre’s Drive 4 Life learner-driver mentor program has provided migrants and low-income humanitarian entrants with the opportunity to attain the required 50 hours of practical training in preparation for their P-plate assessment. The R ACT Community Fund will donate a series of driving lessons from RACT’s Driver Training School. Riding for the Disabled RDA Kingborough provides riding instruction and other activities to children with disabilities. They foster and support the integration of these children into community activities in a safe, stimulating, healthy, therapeutic and recreational env ironment. Our grant will fund the purchase of equipment including a display board and lunging rope. Tasmanian Conservation Trust The Tasmanian Conservation Trust is striving to reduce the significant number of native animals killed on Tasmanian roads. As part of their awareness campaign, bus-back panels will be created to educate dr ivers about safer night-time driving speeds to reduce the r isk of collision. R ACT encourages reduction of speed to 80 km/h or below from dusk to dawn, particularly in areas where wildlife is likely to be encountered, and we are proud to join the TCT on this project. Self Help Workplace Self Help Workplace is Launceston’s largest Australian disability enterprise, employing 55 people at its operations in Youngtown. This is an industrial site with large volumes of vehicle traffic and the R ACT Community Fund grant will enable construction of a safe pedestrian access way, located away from the currently shared pedestr ian /vehicle entrance. Jade Heinstman riding Cher, RDA’s oldest (27 years) and longest-serving (around 20 years) pony Driving mentor Phil Connor with client Barkita Barka Andrew Dingemanse (front) with (behind, from left) Robert Crawford and Ricky Tronerud in the Self Help Workplace The Tasmanian C onse r va t ion T r us t’ s bus-b ack In our community 8 August / September 2012
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