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Stronger Communities – Better Services

August 03, 2016


$260,000 in grant funding has certainly put a smile on many faces across the community, and there’s still more to come.

Over the past months, Fowler MP, Chris Hayes, has announced that funding under the Stronger Communities Program has been awarded to many local organisations towards upgrading various aspects of their services.

"Last year I wrote to all community groups and encouraged them to apply and the response has been extraordinary."

"These organisations provide much needed services and this money will go a long way to assisting them with much needed funds," Chris Hayes said.

President of the Autism Advisory & Support Service (AASS), Grace Fava said "this grant will help AASS to continue to expand our service to better assist more families living with Autism. We are grateful to Chris Hayes for his continued support and encouragement". AASS received $5,000 for an upgrade of their computers.

The following organisations also benefited from these grants:

• 2GLF 89.3 FM community radio, back-up power system; $12,000

• Fairfield City Council: Bonnyrigg Town Park upgrade, fitness equipment at Edensor Park and basketball court upgrades in Cabramatta/ Bonnyrigg; $60,000

• Indo Chinese Aged Care Services, Bonnyrigg; for garden development; $20,000

• Share Care respite services, Liverpool; astro turf for disabilities support centre; $7,050

• Vietnamese Elderly Friendship Association, Canley Vale; community centre renovation; $29,540

• St Sergius Aged Care, Cabramatta; garden at nursing home; $6,553

• Liverpool Women’s Health Centre; safety hub for women; $19,405

Rounds 1 and 2 have closed, however, more announcements are expected to be made shortly.