Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced new funding supporting multicultural communities in Cowra.

Ms Cooke said $28,000 was awarded to the Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre for a grassroots community project.

“Our local community is better-off through the work of the Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre,” Ms Cooke said.

“This grant will help the helpers. It will support many volunteers in our community who are making a difference in this difficult time as we continue to recover from the Delta outbreak.

“I commend the Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre for their incredible work during the Delta outbreak supporting vulnerable people in our community who have faced unprecedented hardship during the pandemic.”

The grant will help develop the Cowra Covid Resilience project which will provide information to the community about COVID-19 transmission, testing and vaccination.