Federal Member, Ann Sudmalis has called on local service providers to apply for funding to help assist financially vulnerable Australians in accessing critical services in Gilmore.

Mrs Sudmalis said, “The Turnbull Government is providing $328 million in grant funding for community organisations to run financial crisis assistance and education programs.”

“A number of local organisations have been asking for ways to support the many families that hit a financial crunch and this plan and funding commitment is absolutely worth applying for.”

“Programs funded through this grant round will help people navigate their financial crises and re-build their lives.”

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.