Mayor Rattenbury is playing santa to 24 recipients of a $120,000 poll of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Grants Program:
“The aim of the grants programs is to provide funding support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people towards leadership, training and development opportunities and to showcase the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the ACT.
“This year we have added an additional category to the grants program, to include scholarships, alongside the existing categories of Cultural and Leadership grant,” said Mr Rattenbury.
“These grants support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans to study, train and ultimately be employed in the local sector.
“Among the recipients were three workers from Habitat Personnel Company who will receive $3,500 each to study project management. Other recipients will undertake study in conservation and land management and fitness.
“Leadership Grants encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans to develop the knowledge and skills to lead and engage on behalf of their communities and organisations.
“The Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation will receive $9,504 for fifteen emerging leaders to attend a two day leadership culture camp in May 2014