Australia Taps Community Organizations to Boost Awareness on MDGs

    The Australian government unveiled a new pilot initiative that will tap local community organizations to encourage awareness on global poverty. "The Community Call to Action will provide up to $1.5 million in small and medium grants to community organisations wanting to help raise awareness of global poverty and the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) within their communities," Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance Bob McMullan

    . Community groups, professional and peak bodies, membership-based not-for-profit networks, and small business not already accredited by AusAID may access the funding.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.