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Georges River Council awards funding to Resourceful Australian Indian Network

02/02/2017

As part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund Program, Georges River Council has awarded $19,250 in funding to Resourceful Australian Indian Network Inc (RAIN).

RAIN is a group which supports frail and disabled people of the Indian sub-continent communities residing in the local area.

The group applied for funding through the Stronger Communities Fund Program to make improvements to its centre which brings people together through social and recreational events, as well as environmental, health and well-being workshops.
 
RAIN’s Public Officer, Dr Sudha Natarajan said: “This funding will ensure that that volunteers can continue to meet the needs of older and disabled people.”
 
“The funding will be used to purchase resources which will be used to benefit the community we support.”
 
Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner said “RAIN provides an important service to the local region and aims to promote harmony and strengthen communities.”
 
“The $19,250 grant will be used to contribute to a project which improves facilities in a centre which is used for community activities and workshops.”
 
John Rayner said, “I would like to congratulate the network on receiving the grant and wish them success in the future.”
 
More than 60 applications were received by Council requesting funding through the Stronger Communities Fund Program.
 
Of these applicants, 27 were awarded funding ranging from $10,000 to $50,000, totalling $1 million in funding for local community groups.
 
For more information, please contact Council via 9330 6400 or visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.
 
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