BRUMBY GOVERNMENT GIVES GLEN PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE A HELPING HAND
|Friday, 24 October 2008|
| The much-loved Glen Park Community Centre in Bayswater North has received a $35,000 lifeline from the Brumby Government. |
Community Development Minister Peter Batchelor visited the centre today to make the announcement of the package to support the ongoing planning and operations of the community café.
Pratt Foundation saves community café from closure
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2008This year the Pratt Foundation marks thirty years of philanthropy and supporting our local communities.
The Foundation's recent donation to a not-for-profit café at the Glen Park Community Centre in Melbourne's Bayswater North, typifies the many worthwhile community causes the Foundation has readily supported over the better part of three decades.
The café was on the brink of closure when Richard Pratt asked the Pratt Foundation to look at ways it could help out. The result was a $32,000 donation which will fund the employment of a café manager for the next 12 months.
Providing training to the unemployed, the café is also a local meeting place for the lonely and disadvantaged. The assistance from the Pratt Foundation will allow the café time to develop strategies to maintain its important role in the local community and work towards ensuring its long term sustainability.
"Visy and the Pratt Family have always had a strong commitment to contributing to the development of more sustainable and inclusive communities and the donation to the café is yet another example of this commitment", said Tony Gray, Director Sustainability.