18th January 2018
Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Centre had a recently visit from Local Federal MP Dr David Gillespie who announced Federal funding of $10,000 under the Stronger Communities Program which they will put to great use.
In announcing the funding, Dr Gillespie said the money would be used to renovate the old toilet and shower facilities and laundry which would be used by the victims of domestic violence.
“The Stronger Communities Program is an important local program that was initiated by former Nationals Leader and DPM Warren Truss some years ago and has been instrumental in supporting dozens of local projects across our region ever since,” Dr Gillespie said.
“The Neighbourhood Centre in Gloucester does a great job supporting members of the community who are going through difficult times. It also supports young people to re-engage through education and training programs and skills development such as school-based traineeships in hospitality that are delivered through the blueprint cafe.
The Neighbourhood centre also supports Meals on wheels and running other community initiatives.
Other programs such as parents next which encourage Re-engagement and equips people with skills to return to the workplace.
Under the latest funding round, each electorate will receive $150,000 to allocate towards successful projects, with a maximum of 20 projects to be funded per electorate.
Dr Gillespie said the additional investment for a fourth round of SCP would ensure that local decision making continues to play a decisive role in funding community building projects.
“Grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 are awarded to successful applications and I am delighted that the Gloucester community has been able to benefit from this important initiative,” Dr Gillespie said.