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More support for community social services

The Government has invested $12.144 million in three hundred and twenty one initiatives funded through the final round of the Community Response Fund.

The Community Response Fund was a time-limited fund established by the Government in recognition of the additional pressures the recession placed on key community-based social services.

Since the Fund was established in July 2009, 1,755 grants totalling $78,948,103 to 823 organisations have been made.

Funding for the Community Response Fund was initially for two years and was extended one further year to help community organisations cope with demand and cost pressures as the economy recovered.

Over the next few months Government will be working with the community social services sector to develop a sustainable strategy to ensure families that need support receive it from high quality social services that achieve real results that make a difference to people’s lives.