Reclink Australia is grateful for the funding provided by the Australian Federal Government, announced in July 2017 and ending in July 2019.
$2 million to be invested over two years to support Reclink Australia’s national program. The investment will reach out to some of the most vulnerable Australians and engage them in new sport and recreation programs that break down the barriers of isolation and promote positive life choices.
With almost three decades of experience, Reclink Australia is uniquely placed to engage some of the most isolated and disadvantaged people in our community by bringing all parts of the community together to create participation opportunities and deliver an activity that will break the downward spiral of self-destructive behaviours.
This funding is currently supporting the Reclink National Program, which provides team-based and individual sport and recreational programs to disadvantaged people aged between 16 and 65 years, and at-risk youth. Reclink Australia partners with more than 300 community organisations nationwide in the development of these programs. These include wrap-around case management and access to other support services for people who need it, with an extra helping hand for those who want to go on to study or search for a job.
The Reclink National Program is currently delivered across 25 metropolitan and regional locations around Australia, providing opportunities for social engagement for up to 3000 people.
Reclink Australia intends to lobby all political parties in the lead up to the next Federal election to ensure funding and cross-party support for this important program is maintained. If funding is obtained, we seek to roll out the model to 100 different sites around Australia, targeting the most disadvantaged members of our society.