Local social services organisations can now apply for up to $200,000 to assist with the
transition away from COVID-19 restrictions.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said $22 million is available to help address
medium-term service needs for charities and not-for-profits.
“There are so many great local social services organisations that have worked hard
throughout the pandemic to deliver services to vulnerable people in our community,”
Ms Cooke said.

“This funding will provide targeted relief so that organisations can continue delivering
their important services and support as transition to eased restrictions.”

The grants are open to organisations who did not receive JobSaver or JobSaver NotFor-Profit and are working across child and family services, domestic violence,
homelessness, health, disability and animal welfare sectors.

The funding aims to ease financial pressures for not-for-profits who have seen a
decline in their revenue and can be used to assist with brokering services and support
for clients.

Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens said the
grants are part of the NSW Government’s $50 million Social Sector Support Fund.
“These grants give a hand up to organisations as they gradually return to businessas-usual, helping them address any financial barriers to service delivery,” Mr
Henskens said.

Applications are open until Sunday 28 November. For more information, and to apply,
visit https://dcj.smartygrants.com.au/SSSF-OpenApplications.