Permanent funding boost for NSW community programs
The NSW Government has secured $3 million in additional funding for community programs that provide much-needed free services to NSW’s most vulnerable groups.
Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said the additional funding has been allocated to support the Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Program, the Financial Counselling Services Program, the No Interest Loan Scheme Program and the Aged Care Supported Accommodation Program from 2021/22.
"Community groups change lives and we have seen how important the work they do is during the COVID pandemic. That is why it is so important that the NSW Government has secured an additional $3 million in extra funding for community programs across NSW,” Mr Anderson said.
“This is a permanent increase, not a one off, meaning over the years these organisations will have access to millions of dollars in additional funding.
“The Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Program and the Financial Counselling Services Program will benefit from an additional $1 million a year funding to boost their operations, while the No Interest Loan Scheme Program and the Aged Care Supported Accommodation Program will receive an additional $500,000 a year.
“These organisations go into bat for the vulnerable, helping keep roofs over heads and alleviating financial stress. We know these groups do amazing work protecting the community and this additional funding from the NSW Government will allow them to have an even bigger impact.”