Four Freo organisations to benefit from federal grants

Four Freo organisations to benefit from federal grants

FOUR local organisations will get a welcome financial boost thanks to the federal Home and Community Care program.

Fremantle MHR Josh Wilson recently visited representatives and members of Volunteer Home Support in O’Connor, the Town of East Fremantle Neighbourhood Link and the City of Cockburn Jean Willis Centre in Hamilton Hill, who will share in more than $500,000 of federal funding under the program.

Mr Wilson said all recipients would put the funding to good use.

“The enormous value of Home and Community Care funding is obvious when you talk to providers and clients at places like the Jean Willis Centre,” he said.

“Both the social opportunities and the essential home support services enable our elderly residents to retain the freedom of living at home while also being included in community life.”

Grant Recipients

– City of Cockburn Jean Willis Centre: $231,133 of recurrent funding for transport to and from centre-based day care, social support, personal care, home maintenance and domestic assistance

– Volunteer Support House: $233, 619 recurrent funding for transport, home maintenance and domestic assistance

– Town of East Fremantle Neighbourhood Link: $88,140 one-off funding

– Melville Cares: $194,728 recurrent funding for transport, social support, respite care and domestic assistance