Sunbury SES receives $5000 grant

Jarrod Bell, Andrew Patience and Brandon Kakol. Picture: Joe Mastroianni

Sunbury residents have the chance to be more prepared when natural disasters strike, thanks to Australia Post.

Sunbury’s State Emergency Service unit was awarded $5025 in the latest round of Our Neighbourhood grants.

The Our Neighbourhood Trust is a charitable fund, whose donations come from Australia Post workers and customers, and from the wider community, to support local projects.

Sunbury SES will fund community education sessions to help residents prepare and respond to natural disasters in a safe, organised way.

“This Our Neighbourhood community grant will allow Sunbury SES volunteers to reach the communities we serve in new, engaging and interactive ways,” SES spokesman Jarrod Bell said.

“We want to ensure those we serve can access and understand information that will strengthen their preparation and response capabilities, and their resilience to natural disasters and emergency situations.”

Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour said the grants program was created to recognise the important role smaller charities and community groups play in bringing people together and strengthening communities.

“Every year we’re inspired by the efforts of so many community groups with a genuine passion for making their neighbourhoods the best they can be,” Mr Fahour said.

“We’re thrilled to announce this year’s successful organisations and congratulate them on the positive impact they’re having in their local communities.”

Our Neighbourhood community grants are awarded on projects’ community inclusion and promotion of disaster preparation.