THE HON WARREN SNOWDON MP
Member for Lingiari
Minister for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery
21 May 2010
The Rudd Government is providing $862,938 for nine community projects in the Northern Territory to encourage strong families, leadership and volunteering.
The initiatives include a radio project in Arnhem land, a project to build parenting and relationship skills in the Darwin region and Gove; projects supporting youth in the bush around Cental Australia; support for children and families of immigrants and refugees; and support for town camp residents at various locations, (follow link below).
These projects provide on the ground, practical help for people facing social and personal challenges and also help strengthen communities through locally developed initiatives.
In total, the Rudd Government is investing in more than 220 projects across Australia worth $19.6 million under the Community Investment Program. The program’s projects have a strong focus on supporting vulnerable children and families, and building cohesive and strong communities.
Local organisations deliver each project in response to community needs, such as early intervention parenting support, support for volunteering and mentoring and camps for young people.
The Government values the enormous contribution these organisations make to local communities.
By working with organisations with local knowledge and links we can help build strong communities.
A full list of the projects is available at:http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/communities/progserv/community_investment/Pages/default.aspx
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