Funding boost for The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies

May 15, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Minister Paul Fletcher and Liberal candidate for Wentworth Dave Sharma have announced funds of over $210,000 to The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies.

Dave Sharma campaigning in Wentworth

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher said this funding would provide high-quality social support, interaction and integration for all sections of the community. “This funding will benefit a diverse range of members of the Wentworth community including boosting critical support services and providing opportunities for enriching social interaction and activity,” Mr Fletcher said.

The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies is part of a total amount of $450,000 to benefit Wentworth.

  • $112,500 to the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies for its We Are All Sydney: Community Leadership Program
  • $99,225 to the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies for its Respect, Understanding, Acceptance Program

The NSWJBD President Lesli Berger said: “The funds will enable us to take both of these programs to new heights. Given the ever-increasing importance of engaging with other communities and faith groups, we commend and thank the federal government and Dave Sharma for recognising this vital need and making these funds available for these programs.”

A spokesperson for the government told J-Wire the funds have been allocated in the current budget. The spokesperson added: “In the event of a Labor victory, it will be up to them to respect the funding allocation.”

Dave Sharma told J-Wire: “This is an important announcement for an organisation that does so much great work in the community. The Jewish Board of Deputies will always have my support.”

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