Local organisations to receive funding boost

A trio of local social sector organisations will receive a funding boost totalling $150,000 to help them modernise their operations and improve the services they deliver.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the NSW Government’s Social Sector Transformation Fund is helping to support small-to-medium sized organisations with grants.

“Social services organisations play a pivotal role delivering support to some of the most vulnerable people in our community,” Mr Saunders said.

“They’ve had to adapt how they deliver services during the pandemic and this funding will help them invest in improved business processes, technology upgrades and new ways of reaching out to their communities.”

The Social Sector Transformation Fund supports organisations working in the social and health services sector, including homelessness, housing, disability, youth, health and child and family services.

Organisations receiving funding locally include:

  • Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre – $50,000
  • National Association for Loss and Grief (NALAG) – $50,000; and
  • Orana Support Service – $50,000

“All of these groups are modernising their services, and making it easier for people to access help when they need it most,” Mr Saunders said.

“NALAG will engage a marketing consultant to help them update their website and promotion of what they offer, and the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre has plans to update its PC hardware so clients can utilise the devices to access information and do skills training.

“Orana Support Services will also utilise technology, with plans to develop an app that will display where people can access accommodation and basics like food options, water, toilets and shower facilities.”

More information about the Social Sector Transformation Fund is available online.

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