| July 24, 2018

Grants open for Murray services for financially vulnerable

The Federal Member for Murray, the Hon Damian Drum MP has called on local service providers to apply for funding to help them support financially vulnerable Australians access critical services in Murray.

Mr Drum said the Coalition Government was providing $328 million in grant funding for community organisations to administer financial crisis assistance and education programs.

“Programs funded through this grant round will help people in Murray navigate financial crises and build financial wellbeing, financial capability, and resilience,” Mr Drum said.

“The Coalition Government’s investment in these grants acknowledges the central role of grass roots services in helping financially vulnerable Australians overcome financial issues and strive for a better life.

“Locals who are suffering through financial crises rely on our local service providers to help them in their time of need. I am encouraging all of our local service providers to apply for these grants,” Mr Drum said.

Under the Financial Wellbeing and Capability grant round:

• up to $200 million will be provided to Emergency Relief;
• $80 million will be for Food Relief, Commonwealth Financial Counselling and Financial Capability and the Financial Counselling Helpline services;
• $48 million in funding will be available for further services such as Financial Counselling for Problem Gambling, Money Support Hubs and Financial Resilience.

Applications for the Financial Wellbeing and Capability Activity open grants round close on 22 August 2018.

New grant agreements will be in place from 1 January 2019. For more information or to apply for a grant, go to GrantConnect.

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