Grant funding for Community and Neighbourhood Houses and hubs

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Murrindindi Shire Council recognises the important work that our Community and Neighbourhood Houses and Hubs are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deputy Mayor Margaret Rae says Council knows these organisations will experience additional demand for the services they provide to the community, including emergency relief and material aid.

‘We also recognise that this will place an additional drain on their limited resources at a time when they are also experiencing less income. So, to support them during this difficult time, Council is providing an allocation of $1,000 each to eight different organisations.

‘This funding comes from Council’s ‘Quick Response Grants’ with the aim of assisting these groups in alleviating some of the demand pressures being experienced.

‘We want our Community Houses and Neighbourhood Houses to be able to continue to provide direct support to our community. We hope this additional funding helps and we look forward to working with these groups and discussing how they can best make use of it.

‘Organisations which will receive the grant funding are the Yea Community House, Alexandra Community Hub, Embassy of Ideas, Flowerdale Community House, Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House, Community Hub at Taggerty, Toolangi Castella Community House and Kinglake West Food Share’, Cr Rae added.

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