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Mable rolls out community grants initiative

Profit-for-purpose platform Mable has launched a community grants funding project designed to promote independence and inclusion for people with disability.

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 Funding will be made available to successful organisations and applicants working toward improving inclusivity in Australia, in one of the following areas; arts, sport and recreation, or business and technology. The grants are intended to provide a platform for the community to be a catalyst for change they most want to see in society.

To celebrate the launch, Mable will hold a live streaming of the documentary, No Distinguishing Features, produced by inaugural grant recipients Hamish Gibbs Ludbrook and Kevin Roberts.  The film celebrates the stories of six people with disability and their achievements in various fields across Australia and New Zealand.

Ludbrook said the Mable Community Grants funding was crucial to his and Robert’s ability to complete the story they had always wanted to tell.“We were inspired to create a platform for people with disabilities to relay their stories of success, love and resilience, empowering them to tell their journeys while educating the wider community about some of the issues people with disability may face daily.”

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Mable CEO, Peter Scutt said a grants program had been in the works for some time, as community inclusivity for the platforms’ users is paramount to the Mable mission: “to bring people together to enable unique and inclusive lives filled with opportunity. Our new charitable arm exists to support that mission and fund innovative projects and people that are focused on fostering true inclusivity.  We can’t wait to see what creative and innovative projects the next round of Australians choose to put forward in their grant submissions,” he said.

Submissions close on October 16, 2020. Winners will be announced on November 27. Grants are available from $5,000 to $20,000 per year.

To download an application form, visit: https://mable.com.au/community-grants/