CLS Ability Enterprises wins Round Two
Published on 23 August 2019
Community Living Support (CLS) has won the Brighter Futures round in Sunsuper’s 2019 Dreams for a Better World program.
The not-for-profit organisation based in Bundaberg received a $10,000 grant to kick-start their dream for a café that will provide jobs and training for people living with disabilities.
Sunsuper awarded the $10,000 to CLS for their clear plan on how the grant would help them achieve their dream, which will create more than 20 job opportunities for people who live with barriers to mainstream employment.
Damien Tracey, CLS CEO, said the Nardoo Café is critical to the development of CLS and to provide greater services to the Bundaberg community.
“Sunsuper’s grant means we can finally purchase the materials to kick start our dream for the Nardoo Café, employ and train locals of all abilities from construction to service, and help our clients transition into the mainstream workforce," Mr Tracey said.
“We’re excited because the Nardoo Café isn’t just about selling coffee; we think if we get an engineer and an occupational therapist and a person with a disability all sitting around drinking a coffee, some pretty awesome ideas to further benefit the community will come out of it.”
The Nardoo Café will take the form of a modified shipping container fit out with an accessible kitchen, as well as a fully accessible shaded courtyard and an outdoor eating area.
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