Local MP Justine Elliot announced major funding for three Bangalow community organisations on Wednesday 11 December.
‘I’m delighted to be able to deliver funding to these Bangalow based organisations and I congratulate them for the outstanding work they do within our local community,’ Ms Elliot said.
‘We’re so fortunate to have such active, committed and diverse community groups across our region and I look forward to keep working together to make our area an even better place to live.’
The Bangalow Community Children’s Centre and Bangalow Country Women’s Association (CWA) received financial grants under the Strong Communities program..
The Bangalow Community Children’s Centre is set to receive $10,000 in funding to go towards maintenance and repairs.
Ms Elliot commended the Centre for being the sole Day Care Centre for local families for over 30 years.
‘Bangalow Community Children’s Centre has an outstanding reputation for its educational programs and ongoing family involvement, and this funding will help reflect the high standards they have for preschool children’s education and care,’ said Ms Elliot.
As for the CWA, the $10,000 grant will go towards restoring and repairing guttering and the replacement of water damaged decking on the upper veranda.
‘The Bangalow CWA has members from across the community who provide direct support to local community groups and social welfare organisations,’ said Ms Elliot.
‘I am proud to deliver this funding, to ensure the historical significance and community value of the Bangalow CWA building is restored and can be enjoyed by future generations.’
Under the National Shed Development Plan, the Bangalow Men’s Shed will receive $3,640 to aid in the health and wellbeing program for its members.
‘The Bangalow Men’s Shed provides local men with opportunities to learn new skills, pursue their hobbies and form friendships,’ said Ms Elliot.
‘Men’s Sheds are integral to the community and the benefits to men’s health are widely acknowledged and I’m proud to support them.’