Wellington PCYC to become a safer place

Much-needed work will be done to the roof of Wellington PCYC, thanks to funding through the NSW Government’s popular Community Building Partnerships program.

The organisation was successful in applying for $19,084 in funding, with Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders saying the project could be one of the positives to come out of the COVID-19 crisis.

“Unfortunately all PCYCs have had to be closed down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but hopefully it means that projects like this can be completed during that shutdown period so facilities are improved when it comes time to re-open,” Mr Saunders said.

“Wellington PCYC does a tremendous job with the youth in the town, and I am proud to be able to provide funding that allows the roof to be fixed and the facility to be safer.”

NSW PCYC major submissions manager Samantha Sidwell said the funding will come as a boost to the organisation.

“We are very grateful to the NSW Government for their support of PCYCs across the state,” she said.

“The Wellington club had been having ongoing roof problems for a while, and since it has been raining more in recent times it has resulted in issues relating to safety but also internal damage to the club.

“The PCYC is a real asset to the community, and we have ensured that we have sourced local contractors to do the work so the money is spent in the region.”

Now a decade old, the Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 13,800 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

Applications for the 2020 Program open in May. For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp

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