Money in the post

Karen Goltz, Dean Michael and Samara Hodson from Macedon Community House with Anne Moody from Macedon Post Office. (Damjan Janevski) 283359_03

Elsie Lange

The connection between a local postie and their suburb or town is special, made even more delightful when they can nominate a community group to receive a cash grant from Australia Post.

Macedon and Mount Macedon Community House (MMMCH) scored one of them, a whole $1000 getting the house on the path to opening their doors to the community in July.

House management committee president Samara Hodson said they were still in the fundraising stage ahead of their starting services, and the grant will help the house purchase a baby change table for one of their toilets, as well as a vacuum cleaner.

“Every bit helps, every successful grant we get, every donation we get will help us make the space more accessible to all people and make the space more flexible for people to use,” Ms Hodson said.

“The more equipment we have, the better fitted we are.”

MMMCH was one of 356 community groups across the country to receive the boost, sharing in almost $350,000.

Australia Post head of community Nicky Tracey praised the grassroots approach of the grants program.

“With more than 4000 post offices around Australia, and delivery teams travelling to the furthest corners of the country, we understand the importance of the connections our people have with the communities we serve,” Ms Tracey said.

“These grants give us an opportunity to support what matters to our team members, and to help them to help others in their local community.

“We are delighted that so many of our people around Australia were keen to make a difference and nominated an organisation close to their heart for a grant.”

Ms Hodson said as a volunteer-run organisation, they were always looking for a hand and welcomed anyone keen to get involved.

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