Gloucester Pre-school gets funds from AGL's Gloucester Independent Community Legacy Fund

Bringing new jobs to town: Elizabeth Price, Director and Casey Gooch, President of Gloucester Pre-school. Picture: Supplied
Bringing new jobs to town: Elizabeth Price, Director and Casey Gooch, President of Gloucester Pre-school. Picture: Supplied

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Gloucester Pre-school will be able to offer 14 new jobs as part of the business expansion which includes a new Long Day Care Service, thanks to AGL’s Gloucester Independent Community Legacy Fund (GICLF).

Gloucester Pre-School is the fifth grant recipient to be announced under the GICLF’s first round of funding, taking the new job total to 50.

The preschool was established in 1972 as a community-based not-for-profit provider of care for children aged three to five.

“In their funding application, it was demonstrated how the service has grown continually to a five day service with up to 49 children enrolled,’ GICLF chair, Tanya Cameron said.

“With the new Early Years Learning Centre, 80 percent operation capacity would deliver 14 permanent full-time jobs and provide work experience opportunities for local students.

“An additional benefit will be the establishment of a free workspace for an Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer to provide programs and support for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the region,” Ms Cameron said.

AGL established the $2 million fund this year to identify and allocate funding toward, initiatives that bring sustainable economic benefit or education and employment pathways to the greater Gloucester region.

For further details on the fund and the application process, visit: https://www.agl.com.au/about-agl/how-we-source-energy/natural-gas/natural-gas-projects/gloucester-gas-project/independent-community-legacy-fund