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$2.9 million boost to local tenant advocacy and financial counselling services

Two Northern Rivers organisations supporting vulnerable tenants and homeowners have won nearly $3 million in grants from the NSW Government, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.

“The Clarence based Northern NSW Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service has been awarded a little over $2 million while Lismore & District Financial Counselling Services Inc will receive $888,000”, Mr Gulaptis said.

“We are backing these organisations because they offer vital local education, advice and advocacy services.”

“It is all about making sure the most vulnerable in our community get the information and support they need to protect their consumer rights.”

“With this renewed funding from the NSW Government, these organisations are able to continue to advocate for and protect those in our community who need it most.”

The NSW Government is delivering more than $20 million in grants for five critical community grants programs over the next three years, with over 50 per cent of funding going to services in regional NSW.

Further Information on the programs can be found at www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au

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