Lisa Chesters MP today congratulates Windarring Kyneton on receiving a $15,216 grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.
The money will go towards the development of a vocation, education and training hub for people with a disability.
Windarring is one of 10 organisations who have received a total of $150,000 through the program, to be put towards $2,836,764.00 worth of community-based projects.
Ms Chesters said the project was an extremely worthy recipient of a Strong Communities grant.
“I commend the hard work of Windarring on their excellent and innovative application.
“This project will provide a much needed service to the Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander Shires. People with disabilities continue to face barriers when it comes to work and community involvement. Giving everyone in our community the opportunity to find meaningful employment is very important both for financial security and social inclusion,” said Ms Chesters.
Ms Chesters said the priority for the Round 1 Stronger Communities Grants committee was to support organisations and projects that focused on people with a disability.
“Windarring does a great job in providing support services for people with disabilities and their families. This project will enable Windarring to offer specialised vocational training and employment opportunities currently not available in this part of Central Victoria,” said Ms Chesters.
“It's vital that our Government demonstrate strong commitment to supporting regional infrastructure, programs and events.”
The Stronger Communities Programme funds small capital projects in local communities in which will deliver social benefits.
More information: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/scp/