Member for Manly, James Griffin says a NSW Government grant to the Brookvale Arts District is welcome recognition of the local arts scene and a financial boost to its further development.
The Brookvale Arts District (BAD) will receive $60,000 from Round 2 of the ‘Create NSW Arts & Cultural Funding Program.
Mr Griffin said BAD will use the funding to promote two key programs.
More than $1.6 million in annual savings could be stripped from local families and the local community if the NSW Labor Government continues to sit on the fence over the future of the Active Kids Voucher program.
Member for Manly, James Griffin said 16,549 vouchers were created in the Manly Electorate in 2022, meaning thousands of local families had more money in their pockets without having to sacrifice their child’s weekend sport.
“I know how important the Active Kids voucher program has been for our families, helping keep kids onto the sporting field through a cost-of-living crisis,” Mr Griffin said.
Member for Manly, James Griffin has slammed Labor’s recent Federal budget, claiming it has been a disaster for local community groups and other organisations.
Mr Griffin said twenty projects were submitted by the Federal Member for Warringah and most, if not all funding requests were made to support important infrastructure for community groups and for services within the Manly electorate.
“I am advised the community of Warringah did not receive a single cent of funding for local infrastructure projects, and it appears funding for community groups has also been rejected.