Heathridge: The Spiers Centre receives Federal grant for financial counselling service

The Spiers Centre staff Katrina King, Ben Tew, Kyla, Gaelle Gouillou and Wendy Pitt. Picture: Martin Kennealey d487704
The Spiers Centre staff Katrina King, Ben Tew, Kyla, Gaelle Gouillou and Wendy Pitt. Picture: Martin Kennealey d487704

THE Spiers Centre in Heathridge has received a $255,000 federal grant to provide financial counselling.

Chief executive Gaelle Gouillou said the organisation was pleased to receive ongoing support from the Federal Government to continue helping vulnerable communities navigate financial hardship and crisis.

She said the Financial Wellbeing and Capability Activity grant from the Department of Social Services would allow the centre to continue building financial well-being, capability and resilience in individuals and families.

“The Spiers Centre has been working together with individuals and families to develop strong, caring and resilient communities for over 30 years,” she said.

“Thousands of clients accessed our services last year across the cities of Joondalup, Stirling and Wanneroo through our collaborative networks and partnerships.”

Moore MHR Ian Goodenough announced the funding this month as part of the first round of grants.

CentreCare also received a $163,000 grant to provide financial counselling for people affected by gambling problems across metropolitan Perth*.

“This investment will ensure local organisations can continue to help members of our community transcend financial crisis, make informed decisions about their financial affairs and get back on track,” Mr Goodenough said.

Call The Spiers Centre on 9401 2699 or email info@thespierscentre.com.au for more information.

*Original information supplied incorrectly suggested CentreCare provided support from its Joondalup location – apologies for the confusion.