With the support of the State Trustees, OC Connections has been able to expand its social enterprise to provide individuals with employment opportunities in the community that have enabled them to gain new skills, a sense of independence and pride as well as financial gain.

Thanks to the generosity of the State Trustees, OC Connections was able to expand our business to service our growing contract base by providing the opportunity to upskill employees and contribute to the purchase of equipment and a new vehicle.

The State Trustees Grant enabled OC Connection to train and promote a Team Leader who gained new skills and experience by onboarding and training our new car wash team. Opportunities like this continue to provide real career progression within the social enterprise.

The Grant

The Grassroots Grants program supports individuals disadvantaged by ageing, disability and mental health with projects that address social inclusion, social participation and carer support.

The grants contributed to the cost of purchasing a new vehicle which enabled our hard-working team to expand the OC Connections Waterless Car Wash to provide services from Cheltenham out to Kew.

“State Trustees Australia Foundation has been supporting community organisations for over twenty years. These grants would not be possible if it was not for the generosity of the bequestors.” State Trustees Australia Foundation Chair, Helen Hambling

The State Trustees Australia Foundation is a public charitable trust administered by State Trustees. Through the generosity of community members who have created a sub-fund or left a bequest, the Foundation has distributed more than $30 million to charities since its inception in 1994.