Organisations benefit under new scheme

April 12, 2012 by J-Wire Staff
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The NSW Member for Vaucluse and Parliamentary Secretary for Tertiary Education and Skills, Gabrielle Upton MP, today welcomed the announcement of funding for local projects under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program…including two Jewish care organisations

Gabrielle Upton

Nine local organisations will receive a share of $300,000 in funding as part of the roll-out of $35 million for over 1420 community projects across NSW.

“I am delighted to announce that in the Vaucluse electorate nine organisations have been awarded funding towards their local community projects,” Ms Upton said.

“This funding will assist projects ranging from rebuilding the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club clubhouse, to providing long-term accommodation in Rose Bay for people with a mental illness.”

“These are important local projects, and I look forward to seeing the benefits to the community as they are delivered, and put into use,” Ms Upton said.

Ms Upton said the $35 million in funding is the delivery of another election commitment from the Government to renovate infrastructure across our state.

Each year, the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program provides funds for community groups and local councils to invest in community infrastructure projects.

The projects are aimed at improving local community participation and opportunities for people from disadvantaged groups to be included in community activities.

The two Jewish organisations in the Vaucluse electorate receiving funding towards their projects are:


JewishCare – providing accommodation in Rose Bay to people with a mental illness

Jewish House – extending the Jewish House crisis accommodation facility

Jewish House CEO Rabbi Mendel Kastel said: “We will se the money to build a residential room for a psych nurse to be able to monitor those living in Jewish House.”

CEO of JewishCare, Claire Vernon said: “It’s a one-off grant of $40,000 which we we will use to operate an apartment in the B’nai B’rtih retirement village in Rose Bay. We are very excited about as we will be able to offer accommodation to a person suffering from mental illness and we will offer the support of our mental health team to give that person all the support needed.”


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