$730k to go to needy
THREE community organisations on the Coffs Coast will share $730,000 to help vulnerable families and disadvantaged groups.
Their programs strengthen local communities and provide early intervention and intensive support for children, young people and families.
Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre, Mid North Coast Regional Council for Social Development and Uniting Care will benefit from the State Government annual funding.
“This new money is in addition to Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre’s existing funding of more than $170,000, Mid North Coast Regional Council for Social Development’s current funding of $131,000 and Uniting Care’s existing funding of close to $380,000,” Community Services Minister Linda Burney said.
Community and neighbourhood centres in the area will receive a total of more than $1.83 million in existing and new funding over the next year to further their work with struggling families and other vulnerable groups.
“These organisations are the heart of their communities,” Labor MP Greg Donnelly said.
“They are usually the first port of call for the unemployed, homeless, mentally ill, women fleeing domestic violence, refugees, young/single struggling parents, the elderly and disabled.
“Services will work with families so that children and young people are safe, healthy and thriving at school with support services in place.”