TONY PASIN MP
MEMBER FOR BARKER
ASSISTANT SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT
MANNUM PROGRESS ASSOCIATION GAINS GRANT
Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has congratulated the Mannum Progress Association on their successful application to Round 8 of the Stronger Communities Program.
The organisation will receive $5,000 to fit out a 40ft shipping container.
The funding will assist in the installation of shelving, cupboards and power to store items purchased for community use by both Mannum Progress Association and other community organisations.
The Mannum Progress Association networks with businesses, individuals and other clubs and associations within the Mid Murray Council area and have been an important part of flood recovery in the region.
Mr Pasin said he was pleased that the community group could take advantage of the highly successful funding program.
“The former Coalition Government focused heavily on local capacity building by targeting funding to grassroots community organisations like the Mannum Progress Association, enabling them to improve community assets and facilities because well-equipped organisations contribute to stronger communities,” Mr Pasin said.
Since 2016 the Coalition’s Stronger Communities Program has provided small grants to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities. The Program committed funding to over 15,000 community–based projects across Australia.
“Unfortunately, the Albanese Government has decided not to continue funding for the Stronger Communities Program so whilst it’s fantastic that the Mannum Progress Association was able to take advantage of this Coalition program it’s very sad those opportunities no longer exist,” Mr Pasin said.
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