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Keeping Creative Kids Connected During COVID-19

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.

2020 Community Building Partnership Program Now Open

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.

Supporting the Northern Beaches: Keeping People in Jobs and Businesses in Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed the physical health of our community under threat, but protecting our economy — the jobs and businesses that sustain our people — is another vital part of securing our current and future wellbeing.

 Member for Manly James today said the additional resources and funding provided by the NSW Government is providing targeted, timely support for the healthcare system and the broader economy.