Community & Business

14 July, 2022

Funding doubled

FIVE neighbourhood and community organisations across the Hill electorate are celebrating after an increase of almost double their annual funding was recently announced.

Funding doubled - feature photo

Member for Hill Shane Knuth said community centres were a vital part of every town as it helped to assist those experiencing domestic and family violence, people at risk of experiencing homelessness, those experiencing social isolation and loneliness, individuals with disabilities, people impacted by disasters and families in financial stress. 

“Over the last few years, we have seen more and more people seeking assistance with the price of living and housing continuing to rise,” Mr Knuth said. 

The organisations that have benefited are:

  • Malanda’s Echo Empowering Services (an increase of $126,220 a year)

  • Better Together Community Support (increase of $103,499)

  • Ravenshoe Community Centre Inc (increase of $103,498)

  • Community Support Centre Innisfail (increase of $103,500)

  • Tully Support Centre Inc (increase of $107,243). 

Malanda’s Echo Empowering Services CEO Donna Leigh said the funding couldn’t have come at a better time.


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