The annual Australian Community Sector Survey of over 500 agencies shows that frontline agencies are under enormous strain and unable to meet the growing demand for help.
Housing availability and affordability is the greatest unmet need for clients of welfare services, followed by community-based care and treatment for mental illness and emergency relief.
The Anti-Poverty Awards recognise the many young people in Australia, between 16 and 30, who work towards addressing inequality and injustices both in Australia and abroad.
To encourage and support young people making making an on-going difference in addressing disadvantage:
The School Award, supported by Jinta Sport, recognises schools in Australia who are engaging their students in creative and innovative school-based projects that work towards the removal of inequality.
The Award recognises that the many projects undertaken by schools contribute significantly to the wider community’s understanding of disadvantage.
One school will receive a Jinta Sport Pack to the value of $2500. The pack will include a range of Jinta Sport fairtrade balls, tshirts and merchandise.
Applications close Friday 13 September 2013