Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Funding Boost for Local Not-for-Profits

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Local not-for-profits will benefit from a funding boost to ease financial pressure and help them recover from impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC MP said the NSW Government’s 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 hand-up,” Mr Henskens 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.

Head and Neck Cancer Australia Ltd is a local organisation receiving $50,000 in funding.

Mr Henskens said 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 18 months,” Mr Henskens said.

More information about the Social Sector Support Fund is available online.