SOCIAL HOUSING FUNDING TO BOOST LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Written on the 23 February 2018 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly welcomes the news that the NSW Government has awarded grants amounting to $103,554 from the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) to 3 projects in the Blacktown Local Government Area (LGA).
This fourth and final round of the SHCIF, which completes the delivery of the NSW Government's election commitment to building stronger social housing communities, delivered grants of between $35,000 and $50,000 to support local organisations improve the lives of the most vulnerable across NSW.
The grant funding received by Blacktown City Council will be used to install a range of safety and security upgrades at two community centres and refurbishing the amenities building and installing new security fencing at a local reserve.
Mr Conolly said the funding provided through the SHCIF would help improve the lives of social housing residents in the local area, by not only providing improved facilities, but also better connections with the wider community.
"The SHCIF is a great Government initiative which funds projects to bring the community together," Mr Conolly said.
"I am pleased that social housing tenants that live in area, and their neighbours, will see the impact of the funding through improvements to facilities that can be enjoyed by everyone."
Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward said the final round of funding would add to the already successful projects that were making a real difference to social housing communities across the state.
"The SHCIF was a wonderful example of how Government can work with communities, local councils and the private sector to deliver projects which strengthen ties between people in and around social housing properties," Ms Goward said.
"I congratulate the successful recipients of Round 4 grants and look forward to seeing the projects improve the lives of the most vulnerable in the community for years to come."
Author: Kevin Conolly
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