Coffs Coast not-for-profits are sharing in $850,000 from a NSW Nationals in the state government funding boost to ease financial pressures and help them recover from impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the Social Sector Support Fund is providing organisations with grants of between $10,000 and $200,000.
“The social services sector has worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to support people doing it tough, and this funding will provide our frontline organisations with a helping hand,” Mr Singh said.
“The funding will support not-for-profits who have seen a decline in their revenue and can be used to assist with brokering services and support for clients.”
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.
Local organisations receiving funding are:
• Volunteering Coffs Harbour Incorporated $150,000
• Woolgoolga Neighbourhood Centre Inc $40,000
• Boambee East Community Centre Inc $20,000
• UCA – Lifeline North Coast (NSW) $200,000
• Coffs Harbour Employment Support Services Ltd $200,000
• The Community Transport Company Limited $200,000
• Coffs Harbour Home Modification & Maintenance Service Inc $40,000
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’s been an incredibly challenging time,” Mr Singh said.
More information about the Social Sector Support Fund is available online at https://www.coronavirus.dcj.nsw.gov.au/service-providers/government-assistance/social-sector-support-fund