Posted on 12. Oct, 2010 in Clayton Update

An innovative Community Learning Partnership (CLP) based in Clayton has received a $32,351 boost, thanks to a Victorian Government grant.

Member for Clayton, Hong Lim said the funding to Anglicare Victoria  – Dixon House will improve local employment, education and training options.

“The ‘Growing a connected community’ project will increase the social inclusion, food security, nutritional and dental health awareness of the diverse and vulnerable population of the Clayton area, including people of low socio-economic and/or CALD backgrounds, newly arrived migrants, people with disabilities and mental illness and the elderly.

“This will be achieved through a range of activities drawing on the diverse expertise of the project partners and trained volunteers,” Hong Lim said.

“In partnership with All Saints Anglican Church Clayton MonashLink Community Health Service (CHS) and Holmesglen Institute, this project will make a real difference to local people,” he said.

The $32,351 CLP grant to Anglicare Victoria – Dixon House was one of 22 projects to share in $900,000 from the Victorian Government.

Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation Bronwyn Pike said the CLP projects reinforce the importance of the role Adult Community and Further Education plays in providing opportunities for all Victorians to develop skills, gain qualifications and extend their employment options.

“Through the CLPs, the Victorian Government is investing in Victorians to obtain further training or gain employment because everyone deserves the support they need to fulfil their potential,” she said.

“CLP funding has proven to be very successful at helping ACE providers to work with local businesses, schools, service providers, councils, community and philanthropic organisations to tailor education and training programs to local needs.

The $900,000 CLP funding complements the Victorian Government’s $15.4 million action plan, A Stronger ACFE – Delivering Skills for Victoria commitment to supporting the Adult Community Education sector.

Since 2006 the Victorian Government has invested more than $4.7 million to support 134 CLP projects in 92 communities that take in 51 local government areas.
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