The Reece Grant program helping communities in need

Reece Group has announced the latest recipients of its Reece Grant program, providing a total of more than $46,000 to support international and local plumbing-related projects and a new generation of tradespeople.

Now in its fourth year, the program has helped Reece customers fund 10 international projects, with a focus on reducing disease and improving hygiene by providing access to clean water and sanitation in communities such as Ethiopia, Indonesia, Cambodia and India.

In Australia the program provides grants to improve the lives of those less fortunate, as well as the next generation of tradespeople through a new “Next Gen” category that provides recipients with grants of up to $2,000 for tuition or tools.

The grant program is funded by the sale of drinks from special Reece Grant fridges located within branches across the Group’s Australian network, with 100 percent of profits going directly to successful grant submissions each quarter. 

Since the grant’s inception in 2015, Reece has awarded $129,000 for community-based plumbing projects. This is in addition to Reece Group’s annual philanthropic donations, totalling $530,000 in the 2016-17 financial year.

 

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This Quarter’s Winners

Abroad

1. Allan Kennedy, Ethiopia: Allan applied for funding to build toilets and provide access to clean water for a community of 200 living on the 3,200m-high Hudad Plateau in Ethiopia, partnering with NGO Friends of The Hudad.

2. Lindsay Beer, Bali:  Lindsay is working on a project with the Bali Children Foundation to distribute water to communities in the Balinese hillsides and valleys.

3. Adrian Lockley, Haiti: Adria is working with TraumAid in Haiti, installing a water harvesting system to assist a local village.

Local

Kerry Perkins will receive $3,000 for the Hunter Women's Centre toilet and bathroom facilities in New South Wales. The centre is run by a community-based charity that helps disadvantaged women, most of whom are living with disability, health issues or age restrictions and suffering from domestic violence and cultural abuse, by providing counselling, workshops and support.

Next Gen

Brendon Head has been awarded $2,000 towards his TAFE plumbing fees at Chisholm, Berwick, Victoria.

For more information on the Reece Grant program, including past winners and their project stories please visit www.reecegrant.com.au or our YouTube channel.

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