Willing and Able has described a newly-signed agreement with the Port City Bowling Club as "a fantastic partnership for us".
The partnership announcement included a social bowls game and will eventually see the bowling club promoting the organisation in in-house promotions.
Willing and Able's charter is to provide meaningful employment and personal growth opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities in a safe and happy environment.
Marketing and business development manager Linda Elbourne said the partnership would also provide tangible benefits.
"This is a fantastic partnership because it is more of a community partnership where it will really give our team members a sense of belonging," she said.
"We want to foster a community feeling and this also helps get our brand out there.
"Port City is a very big family club, so this is a wonderful opportunity for us," she said.
"The partnership with the bowling club includes us gaining access to all their empty cans and bottles for our return and earn facility."
Willing and Able's banner, signage and other marketing material will also be available at the club.
Ms Elbourne said the Willing and Able team is extremely proud of the work it performs and she hopes this becomes evident as they attend more club events and functions.
"The launch of the partnership included a game of bowls and our team members loved it. They will now be participating in regular bowls events at the club and this will help foster a greater level of comfort and belonging," she added.
The launch of the partnership included a game of bowls and our team members loved it. They will now be participating in regular bowls events at the club and this will help foster a greater level of comfort and belonging.Linda Elbourne
There are plans for a family fun day for early next year while Willing and Able will be selling Christmas raffle tickets and have their Christmas tree on display with decorations for sale at the club.
Another positive spin-off will see the bowling club supporting a category 1 grant for stage 1 of Willing and Able's plans for a mobile kitchen.
Ms Elbourne said the new kitchen will complement its mobile coffee bar.
"We have toyed with the idea of a commercial kitchen for some years but the idea for a mobile kitchen has more appeal," she said.
"Once operational, the mobile kitchen will be able to produce some of the food we sell through our coffee van.
"This will provide further life skills training for our staff, expand our hospitality training potential for supported employees and, ultimately, enable us to make our own food that we sell.
"That is our long term vision," she said.
Willing and Able has 38 team members, with a couple on work experience.
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