Funds for 10 local projects to support vulnerable Australians
Australian Government funding for 10 community organisations will help them deliver a range of innovative, locally-driven projects to support disadvantaged Australians.
The Minister for Community Services, Julie Collins, today announced the funding of $715,240 under the Community Investment Program.
“The Community Investment Program has a strong focus on supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people and building strong and cohesive communities,” Ms Collins said.
“The Australian Government values the enormous contribution that local organisations make in their communities.
“This round of funding will support a diverse range of community projects – including providing locally-grown produce for families in financial hardship, ongoing counselling for people affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires and support for adult survivors of child abuse.”
A list of the ten recipients of the latest funding is attached.
“The Community Investment Program aims to strengthen local communities at a grassroots level by supporting not-for-profit organisations to deliver projects that strengthen vulnerable communities and support disadvantaged Australians,” Ms Collins said.
“These projects are developed in consultation with local organisations to ensure community needs are met.”
Projects to receive Community Investment Program funding:
|State||Organisation Name||Project Name||Funding||Project Description|
|VIC||Creativity Australia||With One Voice||$50,000||The With One Voice choirs promote social inclusion and a sense of belonging by bringing people from all walks of life together to sing and unlock their creative potential.|
|VIC||EACH||Outreach Counselling||$194,240||Counselling for people affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires.|
|VIC||Parkinsons Victoria||Painting with Parkinsons||$20,000||Art therapy for people with Parkinson’s Disease.|
|VIC||Gippsland Lakes Community Health||Outreach Counselling||$40,000||Counselling for people affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires.|
|VIC||Family Life||Training||$25,000||Provide training for other community organisations on implementing a community strengthening program.|
|NSW||Adults Surviving Child Abuse||Workshops||$126,000||Support for adult survivors of child abuse.|
|NSW||Heartfelt House||Workshops||$80,000||Support for adult survivors of child abuse.|
|QLD||Centacare Toowoomba||Whaddup Program||$100,000||To support and engage with Indigenous youth in Toowoomba.|
|TAS||Children’s Food Education Foundation||Produce to the People||$30,000||Locally-grown produce for families experiencing financial hardship.|
|WA||Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre||Resource Kit||$50,000||A resource kit to help parents, caregivers and professionals better respond to the needs of young children with speech and language delays.|