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Men’s Activity and Retail Centre receives funding
The Urapuntja Health Service Aboriginal Corporation at Utopia has received a $64,000 Community Champions grant for their men’s activity and retail centre.
The Centre is a dedicated area for men to socialise with others from surrounding homelands/communities whilst participating in practical, project-based activities aimed at developing life and transferrable work skills. Activities at the centre will include cooking, welding, tyre changing, basic mechanical repairs and other social interactions. The centre will be housed in a newly-built shed, self-funded by the community.
Local jobs will be created in the process of empowering local men through improved social and emotional wellbeing.
The Community Champions program is focused on supporting local decision making and contributing to building an environment for happy healthy communities, economic development and job creation in remote communities across the Northern Territory.
Since September 2016, 16 new projects in remote communities have been funded though the Community Champions program for a range of community and economic development activities including upgrades to micro business, tourism infrastructure and economic planning.