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$6.2 million family and community support for Clarence and Richmond Valleys

The NSW Government is investing $6.2 million to extend vital special support to Clarence and Richmond Valley communities, families and children, Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. “This gives certainty and stability to local organisations which provide services like case management, parenting programs and domestic violence support,” Mr Gulaptis said. “It is all about supporting the most disadvantaged people and families in our local area.” “Local organisations like Neighbourhood Centres, Aboriginal Corporations and Christian Outreach groups provide critical early intervention programs to help local families in need.” “Backing them with public funds also happens to save the taxpayer money over time,” Mr Gulaptis concluded. Funding to service providers in the Clarence Valley are listed below. • New School of Arts Neighbourhood House (Clarence Valley Community Hubs) $168,733 • Northern NSW Local Health District (Aboriginal Family Worker – Clarence) $89,195 • Nungera Co-operative Society (Lower Clarence Aboriginal Youth Services) $73,315 • Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation (Clarence Valley IFBS) $863,050 • Christian Outreach Centre (Strengthening Communities) $35,319 • Clarence Valley Council (Clarence Valley Community Development Officer – Youth) $84,290 • Cranes Community Support (Clarence Valley Information and Referral Service) $31,219 • Cranes Community Support (Clarence Valley Mobile Supported Playgroup) $34,005 • Cranes Community Support (Clarence Valley Volunteer Home Visiting Scheme) $115,723 • Cranes Community Support (Community Worker – Lower Clarence) $57,839 • Cranes Community Support (Family and Youth Support Services) $211,570 • Cranes Community Support (South Grafton Supported Playgroup) $25,506 • Maclean Community Playgroup (Clarence Aboriginal Early Childhood Project) $32,830