The Australian Government is providing $150,000 to fund thirteen local community infrastructure projects across the electorate of Barker.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said Round 6 of the Government’s Stronger Communities Programme is aimed at funding projects that deliver social and economic benefits and form part of the Coalition Government’s continuing commitment to strengthen local communities across Australia.

“Local organisations such as youth groups are the beating hearts of local communities. The Stronger Communities Program is about strengthening those local organisations to ensure they have they remain vibrant and sustainable into the future.”

“We know this is needed more than ever after the challenges of the last year, so I am pleased that the Federal Liberal Government is continuing to support local organisations and their communities.”

Young Life Barossa Valley have received a grant of $9,091 under Round 6 of the Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

“This grant enables Young Life Barossa Valley to purchase and upgrade sound and visual equipment for use at their regular youth and community events.” Mr Pasin said.

Young Life Area Coordinator, Sophie Wilksch said the last year has created so much uncertainty, especially when it comes to planning events for young people in our community.

“The purchase of sound and audio equipment with the help of this Federal Government Stronger Communities Grant will enable us to be more flexible as we adapt to new ways of doing things.” Ms Wilksch said.

“We are so thankful to have the support of the Federal Government as we continue to connect with young people and their families through Young Life.” Ms Wilksch said.

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