disability, housing and community services | ACT
We’re looking for the next
great $5000 idea for tenants
Public and community housing tenants
who have ideas and initiatives aimed at
improving the lives of fellow tenants are
encouraged to apply for grants of up to
$5000 to make their dreams a reality.
Housing ACT’s Tenant Initiated Grants
program has operated in the capital for
seven years, with dozens of initiatives
funded. Under the program, ideas and
initiatives will be considered which:
■ achieve safer living environments
■ enable more long-term tenancies
■ enhance social interaction within
housing communities, and with the
link tenants to employment
opportunities and support services
■ reduce poverty.
Applications for the 2010 Tenant Initiated
Grants close at 5 pm on Friday, March 12.
Contact Mary Burns on 6207 0902 for
an application form or download one at:
2009 winner in the secondary schools category – ‘Jack’s got the spark’ by Sarah Schiliro. ‘Sharing’ was last year’s winner in the open category 18–54 years by Gail Boate (inset).
Competition puts older Canberrans in the picture
Calling all amateur photographers:
it’s time to take aim, get clicking and
capture our city’s older Canberrans
enjoying life to the full.
Entries are currently being sought for the
ACT Office for Ageing’s 2010 Life’s Reflections
Photographic Competition — an amateur
photographic competition which is open to
all Canberra residents, regardless of their
age or skill with a camera.
There are four entry categories — Primary
Students, Secondary Students, Open Amateur
(18–54 years) and Seniors (55 years and
over). Entries should feature at least one
person aged 55 years or older.
Finalists and other selected entries will be
displayed in an exhibition at the Canberra
Centre during ACT Seniors Week, from March
21–28, manager of the ACT Office for Ageing
Pam Jenkins said.
“Attractive prizes and framed certificate