Urgent support for Mitchell charities and community organisations

The Morrison Government is providing an immediate funding injection to Mitchell charities and community organisations to support locals in the wake of the coronavirus economic downturn. 

As part of the Government’s new Community Support Package, Anglican Community Services, Hills Community Aid, The Salvation Army, St Vincent De Paul Society NSW and Wesley Community Services will receive funding assistance.

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said the Government understands this was a trying time for relief providers facing rapidly increasing demand while dealing with challenges in maintaining the workforce and distribution lines needed to operate.

“This funding injection will enable Mitchell organisations to streamline supply chains, increase workforce capacity and help increase local support and outreach services,” Minister Ruston said.

Federal Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke MP, said the investment would assist locals battling the devastating impacts of the coronavirus.

“There are many people in our community doing it tough right now, which is why I am pleased the Morrison Government could deliver this much-needed funding to support emergency cash payments, food, everyday bills, transport and school supplies,” Alex Hawke said.

“Many people reaching out to these services may have never needed this type of assistance before, so we need to make sure we have the right supports in place to help people through this period and bounce back stronger when it’s over.”

Alex Hawke said the Commonwealth funded providers would be working with other local organisations to ensure people could access services quickly.

“I encourage local organisations to work with the Commonwealth funded providers in their area to ensure that those who need support are able to get it, when and where they need it,” concluded Alex Hawke MP.

Contact details for funded providers can be found on the Department of Social Services’ directory at https://serviceproviders.dss.gov.au/

Overall across the country the Morrison Government is providing an immediate $100 million to Australian charities and community organisations.