Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has joined Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services, Linda Burney, in launching a community campaign and petition against the planned closure of Centrelink offices in Newcastle.
HON LINDA BURNEY MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND SOCIAL SERVICES
MEMBER FOR BARTON
SHARON CLAYDON MP
DEPUTY CHAIR OF THE JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE INTO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REDRESS SCHEME
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR NEWCASTLE
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As the public forum of the Aged Care Royal Commission wraps up in Newcastle, Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has called for more action from the Morrison Government.
The important work of CSIRO’s flagship Energy Centre in Newcastle is being compromised by an arbitrary staffing cap.
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It’s with a heavy heart that I rise for a third time to draw attention to the desperate plight of Newcastle's Jenny's Place Domestic Violence Resource Centre which provides information, advice, referrals and direct support to vulnerable women and children fleeing violence.
$150,00 GRANTS POOL FOR NEWCASTLE COMMUNITY GROUPS NOW OPEN
Sharon Claydon MP has encouraged Newcastle community groups to consider putting in an Expression of Interest for a chance of securing up to $20,000 in funding for small capital projects.
Ms Claydon said there was a total funding pool of $150,000 would be available through the 2019 Newcastle Stronger Communities Grants program.
“The program will provide matched funding for cash or in-kind contributions for projects which will improve local community participation,” Ms Claydon said.
“Community-based not-for-profit organisations and local governing bodies are eligible to apply for grants of between $2,500 and $20,000.
“Resource-stretched community organisations often struggle to raise the funds for capital works and new equipment but these grants are a great way to secure much-needed upgrades.
“Whether it’s an upgrade to current facilities, new sports equipment, improvements for disability access or a fit-out of a community centre, there’s a wide range of projects that could be eligible under this program. I encourage all eligible groups to lodge applications for projects that will help build a strong and healthy community.”
In the 2018 round:
- Hunter Multicultural Communities received $15,000 to construct a café
- ACON received $19,000 to refurbish its community health facility
- Dress for Success received $10,000 for an office fitout
- Nobby’s Surf Life Saving Club received $10,500 towards equipment including an all-terrain vehicle (pictured and attached)
- Islamic Centre of Newcastle received $19,000 to upgrade kitchen facilities
- Tantrum Theatre received $19,000 to fit out a multipurpose space.
Expressions of Interest close on Sunday 15 September. Applications will be assessed by a panel with strong links to the community.
More information including eligibility details and timelines for applying is available at http://www.sharonclaydon.com/stronger_communities_program
SUNDAY, 11 AUGUST 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: REBECCA WILLETTS 0425 442 148
Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has called on the Morrison Government to step in and deliver funding to save Jenny’s Place Domestic Violence Resource Centre in Newcastle from impending closure.