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Almost 200000 to boost Life Ed program delivery in NSW

Tuesday, 3 Jul 2018

School children throughout the state will have better access to vital health and safety education, thanks to a boost from the NSW Government.

Over the past two years, Life Ed NSW has received almost $200,000 in Community Building Partnership (CBP) grants to install wheelchair lifts and upgrade the technology in its Mobile Learning Centres, which deliver health and safety programs to every LGA across the state.

The NSW CBP program supports organisations to ensure local communities remain strong, connected and healthy. The high demand program has awarded funding to over 10,000 valuable community projects since it commenced in 2009.

In 2016 Life Ed received 14 CBP grants totalling almost $92,000 to install touchscreens and wheelchair lifts in Life Education’s Mobile Learning Centres. These projects have now all been completed.

Thank you to the following members of parliament for their contributions: Jonathon O’Dea (Davidson), Ryan Park (Keira), Thomas George (Lismore), Prue Car (Londonderry), Michael Daley (Maroubra), Tanya Davies (Mulgoa), Felicity Wilson (North Shore), Mark Coure (Oatley), Phillip Donato (Orange), Hugh Mc Dermott (Prospect), Kevin Conolly (Riverstone), David Mehan (The Entrance), Brad Hazzard (Wakehurst) and Paul Scully (Wollongong).

In December last year, it was announced that Life Ed NSW was successful in obtaining 11 grants totalling more than $107,000 of the $27.9 million available to fund projects in NSW electorates.

This money will go towards installing wheelchair lifts and touchscreens into vans, van refurbishments, and a vehicle to transport and our brand new pop-up classroom.

Thank you to members of parliament who contributed to these projects including: Stephen Bali (Blacktown), Andrew Fraser (Coffs Harbour), Steph Cooke (Cootamundra), Damian Tudehope (Epping), Alister Henskens (Ku-Ring-Gai), Jihab Dib (Lakemba), Paul Lynch (Liverpool), Jenny Atichinson (Maitland), Austin Evans (Murray), Mark Taylor (Seven Hills) and Sonia Hornery (Wallsend).

Life Ed NSW CEO Kellie Sloane said the CBP program plays a significant role in giving back to the community by supporting the future of our children.

“The Community Building Partnership program is a valuable initiative which funds projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes, and promote community participation, inclusion and cohesion,” Ms Sloane said.

It’s often said it takes a community to raise a child. Thank you to our supporters – without you we couldn’t do our job in helping to raise the next generation of healthy Australians.