Gurmesh Singh MP

SUPPORT FOR LOCAL CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS

Social services organisations can apply for up to $200,000 in funding to support initiatives aimed at improving service delivery, encouraging digital transformation and assisting with workforce capacity building.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the Social Sector Transformation Fund will support small to medium sized charities and not-for-profits across our region.

“Social services organisations on the Coffs Coast have been instrumental throughout the pandemic, providing care and support to our community’s most vulnerable people,” Mr Singh said.

“These grants will be the catalyst for local charities and not-for-profits to invest in their operations, innovate and future-proof their organisations.”

The Social Sector Transformation Fund grants will range from $20,000 to $200,000 and will support a wide range of community services, including homelessness, disability, health and family services.

Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said not-for-profit organisations operating in the health and social services sector with annual revenue of less than $5 million can apply for the grants.

“All of our organisations have had to change the way they do things in the last year and many have identified opportunities to improve as a result,” Mr Ward said.

“This funding will help organisations invest in important technology and equipment that improves the way they deliver services.”

Applications close on 26 April.

For more, visit https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/providers/deliver-community-and-sector-assistance/social-sector-transformation-fund