18/1/2019

Funding spreads sunshine for disability support service

Sunshine Butterflies will receive a $17,295 grant through Round 4 of the Stronger Communities Programme to continue brightening the lives of people with disabilities, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien announced today.

 

The Cooroibah disability support service will use the funding to cover the plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning costs of the Sunshine Butterflies Family Central facility under construction at Our Backyard.

Once complete, Family Central will be used as the primary connection point for people with  disabilities, their families and carers, providing access to support, services and resources.

“This funding will help Sunshine Butterflies continue promoting well-being, independence and inclusion for all people in the community and continue their important and valuable work improving the lives of people with disabilities and their families,” Mr O’Brien said.

The Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme is designed to improve the resilience of communities by providing capital grants for small projects of between $5000 and $20,000. Up to $150,000 is available in each electorate per year.
 
The grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and local councils. Other successful organisations in this funding round include Maryborough Military Aviation Complex, Hope Reins in Gympie, and Tewantin Noosa RSL Sub-Branch.

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Further information on the SCP, including guidelines and frequently asked questions can be found on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s website at: http://regional.gov.au/regional/programs/stronger-communities.aspx