FUNDING BOOST TO TURN HOUSING INTO HOMES

Our local community groups and councils are leading the way and have received funding for projects in and around our social housing communities, Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP announced today.

The one-off grants of up to $50,000 are part of the NSW Government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) - a three-year, $20million commitment to build stronger social housing communities.

“This is all about turning social housing areas into strong, vibrant communities that our residents are proud to call home,” Mr George said.

“I’m excited by the possibilities that these grants can bring to our local social housing communities.” Grants have been awarded for the following local projects:

Murwillumbah Community Centre Inc Nullum House social inclusion centre upgrade $41,276
Tweed Shire Council Bray Park Intergenerational Play Space $50,000

“The SHCIF has already made a huge difference in social housing communities across the State and I encourage all local organisations with a passion for improving the community to apply when round three opens.”

For further details on the SHCIF visit: www.facs.nsw.gov.au/SHCIF

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577