#whatsyourReason grants set to boost community impact

Individuals and not-for-profit organisations from the Torres Strait to Tasmania could access up to $5,000 to improve their community impact. The second round of My Pathway’s #whatsyourReason community grants are open for applications.

Applicants are asked to share their reason for requesting funds and the impact it will have on the community. Preference will be given to those who will use the grant to support employment outcomes, people with a disability, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, disadvantaged communities or those with literacy and numeracy barriers.

Earlier this year, communities from the Torres Strait to Tasmania benefitted from products and services funded by awarded grants. Successful applicants included a cooking and lifestyle class in Cooktown for local and Indigenous youth, which also strengthened ties between the community and local police. In Cairns, the Aspire Hockey Hub and Yarning Place were kitted with new office furniture to help create a safe place for young people to complete schoolwork and receive mentoring.

My Pathway CEO, Paul Synnott said he hoped to build on the previous round of grants which awarded more than $18,000 to six recipients.

“Our organisation invests in the communities where we work every day. The grants provide extra support to those who are already making a positive difference in their community” he said.

“Round one of our grants enabled us to support and build relationships with inspiring people and organisations. They are innovating ways to improve community participation, connect people to employment or grow social and financial wellbeing.

“We can’t wait to see what we uncover this time around! We know there are lots of people and communities needing support and we are ready to help.”

The #whatsyourReason community grants are open to Australian individuals and not-for-profit organisations. Applications close on 10 December 2021, and successful applicants will be notified that month.

More information is available from mypathway.com.au/whats-your-reason 


Sgt Dave Goode of Cooktown PCYC shows off a freshly cooked meal with four Indigenous boys in a bright kitchen