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Further grants under the rural education access program

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15 March, 1991


Ten grants totalling $93,406 under the Rural Education Access Program (REAP) were announced today by the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, John Kerin.

The REAP was initiated by Mr Kerin in the 1988-89 Budget. The latest list of grants is the eleventh to be announced.

"The Rural Education Access Program pays particular attention to improving the accessibility and relevance of education and training courses at the local level," Mr Kerin said.

"The range of projects submitted for funding under the program shows that local community groups are actively concerned with education and training issues in their region."

"There is no closing date for applications and regular assessments are made during the year."

Details of successful applicants are as follows:

ON-FARM FARMING SKILLS COURSES FOR WOMEN ON FARMS, NSW Purpose: To provide women with basic skills in farm operations by offering practical workshops on topics such as emergency fencing, veterinary chemicals and plumbing repairs. Grantee: Farmsafe Central West Grant: $18,784 Contact: Ronnie Hazelton, Project Officer, (063) 642 299

FARM BUDGETING DAYS, QLD Purpose: To conduct farm budgeting workshops in Cambooya, Felton, Pilton, Nobby and Clifton to improve local farmers' awareness of financial management principles and practices. Grantee: Clifton District Council-QLD Grain Growers Association Grant: $3,282 Contact: Colin Bell, President, (076) 96 4526

TANNYMOREL COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS, QLD Purpose: To raise the local communities awareness of farm financial management and the use of computers as aids by offering two workshops to be held in the local area. Grantee: Tannymorel Hall Committee Inc Grant: $1,690 Contact: Robert Bradford, Secretary, (076) 644-287

LIGHT METAL WELDING AND FABRICATION, SA , - · Purpose: To provide practical skills training courses in light metal welding and fabrication in four different locations, targeting long term unemployed and disadvantaged rural males.

Grantee: Barossa Valley Skills Training Committee Grant: $13 816 Contact: Lin Gore, Project Manager, (085) 622 955 COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMEI : ΓΑΓ.Î¥ Liv.iARY


WHO'S TOO OLD, SA Purpose: To provide a self-help group for isolated long-term unemployed men over 40 years of age, to develop and explore a variety of methods of gaining employment. Grantee: Gawler and Rural Districts Skills Training Network Inc Grant: $7,348 Contact: Harvey Allen, Project Manager, (085) 224 999

BURNIE SKILLSHARE LITERACY PROJECT, TAS Purpose: To research different literacy methods, trial some of these methods and train other trainers to teach and recognise literacy problems. Grantee: Burnie Ski1lshare Literacy Project

Grant: $20 000 Contact: Jay Summers, Manager, (004) 31 6441

"A PRISON CALLED ABC", SPELLING READING AND WRITING WORKSHOP, VIC Purpose: To conduct first-step literacy skills courses to people with literacy problems and to train parents and

interested people on basic tutoring skills. Grantee: Rotary Club of Kyabram Grant: $2,500 Contact: James Robinson, Secretary, (058) 249 241

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR FOR MOUNT BEAUTY NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE, VIC Purpose: To employ a Neighbourhood Centre Co-ordinator who will organise local education and training activities and train community members to develop community organising skills.

Grantee: Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre Grant: $13 950 Contact: Maya Charchut, President (057) 572 572

PROJECT KINGFISHER, VIC Purpose: To provide transport for rural retired people so they can attend a range of educational courses. Grantee: University of the Third Age Grant: $3 098 Contact: Elizabeth Moss, President, Committee of Management,

(057) 214 667

SMALL SCALE FARMING COURSE, VIC Purpose: To develop and deliver two twelve-week educational programs covering farm financial planning and agricultural and environmental issues to the local small scale farmers. Grantee: Whittlesea Contact Community House and Kinglake District and Community Association Grant: $8 938 Contact: Jean Wawn, Treasurer, (057) 861 413

Denise Sheehan, Chaiperson (057) 716 1160

For more information contact :

Angela Braniff DPIE 06 272 5936

Countrylink Information Line 008 026 222

Simon Grose Press Secretary 06 277 7520