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$400,000 boost for local community organisations

A total of five local not-for-profit organisations are sharing in $400,000 of funding as part of the NSW Government’s Social Sector Support Fund.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, said that the Social Sector Support Fund is continuing to provide assistance to those in need throughout the St George area.

“The social services sector has worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to support those in the community that are doing it tough and this funding will allow them to continue to carry out the important work that they do,” Mr Coure said.

“This funding will support not-for-profits who have seen a decline in revenue and it can be used to assist with brokering services and support for clients.”

Local organisations receiving funding include:

  • 3 Bridges Community - $200,000
  • Moving Forward - $70,000
  • Australian Macedonian Welfare & Wellbeing NSW - $50,000
  • 2 Connect Youth & Community - $50,000
  • Georges River Life Care - $30,000

“This is a huge funding injection for local organisations across the St George area and it will go a long way in supporting those who need it most as we continue to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Alister Henskens, said more than 400 organisations across NSW are receiving funding through the Social Sector Support Fund.

“These organisations are delivering critical frontline services and support to vulnerable people and this program will ease financial pressure and help them recover after what has been an incredibly challenging 18 months,” Minister Henskens said.

The grants support organisations which did not receive JobSaver or JobSaver Not-For-Profit and are working across child and family services, domestic violence, homelessness, health, disability and animal welfare sectors.

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