Reclink Australia rolled out our National Program across 25 locations in 2018, along with an expanded partnership with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, the commencement of the Reclink Disability Employment Service in Queensland, the expansion of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects, and the statewide expansion of AAA Play.
Our extensive and expanded work has required the recruitment of a larger workforce, with increased capabilities, and has helped to build community capability in partnership with our member agencies. This has meant delivery of a larger, diverse range of sports, recreation, and arts programs and employment pathway services – all designed to engage marginalised and disadvantaged members of the community. Reclink Australia’s national footprint is now prevalent in 40 locations around Australia, and has enabled a greater depth of engagement with CALD, indigenous, and LGBTQIA+ communities across metropolitan, regional, and rural areas while maintaining our voice as national organisation promoting social inclusion through sports and recreation. This has allowed us to demonstrate strong and positive value propositions to funders at all levels of government, through delivery of our programs which resonate strongly with community expectations as well as current government policy and strategic plans in the areas of sport and recreation, mental health, community safety, employment, and welfare and community services.