b"Happy New Year everyone! In the spirit of a new year, Im looking forward to continuing to work with you to create thriving communities which strengthen family and neighbourhood connections.Let's build on the momentum that was created late last year. In December we hosted several resident meetings and lunches to celebrate the year, to bring people together and make positive connections.We approved four community grants to support resident led initiatives at their properties. Ifyoure interested in applying for a grant to start an art group, gardening group, or organising a cultural celebration or resident meal, submit an expression of interest through our website or email [email protected] had our first resident advisory committee meeting in December and have three positions available on the committee. Uniting is looking for people to partner with us to improve our services and create change. If youre interested in finding out more about becoming a Consumer Partner contact us at [email protected] committed to providing up to date and The latest fromaccessible information to our residents. For all the information you need, visit unitingvictas.org.au/Louise Daniel services/housing/our-renters Take care, Louise Daniel Senior Manager, Housing ServicesBetter PlacePlace-based grants up to $1,000Are you interested in starting or extending a community project at your residence? Wewould love to support you and your community building initiative with a grant of up to $1,000.Eligible projects are designed and led by residents with the aim of buildingcommunity and creating connections.Some examples of place-based projects could include:CommunityArt Community Garden Group MealAdvocacy SocialCulturalGroup Group CelebrationCultural BBQ BreakfastEvent Event ClubAny other project that brings people together and builds community.To apply contact Elliott at Uniting E [email protected] T 03 9192 81002 Home Connect Newsletter February 2024"