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Funding boost for local community organisations

As part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Together Grants program, three local organisations have received funding to promote social cohesion and provide further volunteer training.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, said that more than $60,000 is being provided to local community groups thanks to the program.

“Our local organisations have been the backbone of the St George community over the past 18 months and this funding will provide them with further support both now and in the future,” Mr Coure said.

“These organisations are continuing to provide support and assistance to some of the most vulnerable members of our community and they play a vital role in forming social cohesion across the local area.”

Organisations receiving funding under the Stronger Together Grants program include:

  • Chinese Australian Services Society (CASS) - $40,000
  • SHARE Hurstville - $12,600
  • Advance Diversity Services - $9,280

“These organisations were fundamental in our pandemic response by ensuring that all members of our community had the information and resources that they required.”

“This is another significant funding injection by the NSW Government for our local community groups and it will go a long way in making sure that they continue to carry out the important work that they do.”

Minister for Multiculturalism, Natalie Ward, announced more than $1 million in funding for over 100 multicultural projects, activities and events across NSW.

“Our multicultural community organisations are such an important feature of our multicultural society. They provide support, care and connection for our diverse community members,” Minister Ward said.

“These grants will support many outstanding volunteer and community groups delivering important services, activities and events supporting migrants and refugees in our community”

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