Organisations on the Northern Beaches in need of support and people willing to help are being encouraged to sign up to a new online volunteering platform, designed to support vulnerable people in NSW during COVID-19.
Mr Griffin said volunteers are being empowered to provide welfare checks, deliver supplies and offer essential transport to vulnerable people through a new online platform linking community members with charities, NGOs and councils.
Kids on the Northern Beaches will be able to redeem the NSW Government’s $100 Creative Kids vouchers and stay connected to creative learning activities during social distancing restrictions thanks to an expansion of the program’s eligible activities and $1 million in funding to help program providers make the digital transition.
Member for Manly James Griffin said the Creative Kids program offers families an annual $100 voucher for every school aged child to contribute to registration, participation and tuition costs for performing arts, visual arts, coding, languages, literature, music and other creative and cultural activities.
Member for Manly James Griffin welcomed yesterday’s announcement that applications are now open for the 2020 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $27.9 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW.
Mr Griffin said $300,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including Manly and urged Council, community groups and not-for-profits to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.