Funding to support ORISCON during COVID-19

Dubbo-based multicultural organisation Orana Residents of Indian Sub-Continental Heritage (ORISCON) will benefit from a grant funded through a COVID-19 community support program aimed at providing immediate assistance for basic necessities like food, transport and language support for vulnerable people.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said he is delighted ORISCON will receive $5,000 to help them prioritise immediate community care support.

The funding comes from as part of a program that will provide $500,000 in total to groups across the state.

“ORISCON are a very community-based group that has integrated well into the Dubbo region,” Mr Saunders said.

“We have all heard encouraging stories over the past few months showcasing communities helping our most vulnerable.

“Strong communities support each other through challenges, and this funding will enable ORISCON members to continue the work they do.”

Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee said the funding will provide critical support.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and measures to control its spread have presented significant challenges to our multicultural communities,” Mr Lee said.

“The NSW Government understands this and is determined to support communities to provide basic necessities to the people who need it the most.”

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