Community Facilities Receive Funding Boost
Communities in the Armidale and Scone areas are to benefit from a funding allocation under the Rebuilding Regional Communities Program.
Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said the allocations follow the former Coalition Government establishing a $5 million partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
Mr Joyce said the monies were allocated in the 2021-22 budget by the Coalition to support community-led initiatives in remote, rural and regional Australia through to 2025.
“I am pleased to advise $6,242 has been allocated to Cystic Fibrosis Community Care in Armidale to enhance the process of COVID-19 recovery for people living with Cystic Fibrosis and their families, by providing essential medical equipment.”
The funds will be used to provide 10 Home Spirometers, which measure airflow through the lungs, and help determine lung function and lung health.
The spirometers will be used by regional community members to support their health during their COVID-19 recovery.
Mr Joyce said a further $10,000 has been allocated to the Moobi School Community near Scone.
“The grant will be used to purchase a new lawn mower to help make the historic Moobi School community space a safe and appealing place to gather.”
“I welcome these funding initiatives and will continue to work hard for any additional allocations to assist our regional and rural communities,” Mr Joyce said.