$200,000 Funding Boost For Coast Shelter

08 Nov 2021 community_groups

Coast Shelter is set to benefit from $200,000 in support funding thanks to the NSW Governments Social Sector Support Fund.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said not-for-profit organisations like Coast Shelter will receive a helping hand to assist with the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.


“This funding will provide targeted financial relief to Coast Shelter who work tirelessly to deliver services to the most vulnerable members of our community.


“As we continue to ease restrictions, this additional boost will help organisations adapt and ensure the continuity of the important support they provide.”


The funding boost is part of the NSW Government’s $50 million Social Sector Support Fund, which is delivering a range of targeted financial assistance to organisations working across the social services and animal welfare sectors.


Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens said the program would assist organisations to retain jobs, meet emergency needs and secure business continuity.


“It will help ease the financial burden as we transition out of COVID-19 restrictions and ensure organisations can adapt to unexpected changes and maintain continuity of the important services they deliver.”


Chief Executive Officer of Coast Shelter, Michael Starr said that the organisation welcomes the timing of the additional funding through the NSW Social Sector Support Fund.


“It means in the coming months we will be able to invest in professional in-house support services to be more responsive to the complex personal needs of people already living in our specialist homelessness refuges,” Mr Starr said.


“Additionally, this funding will enable Coast Shelter to meet the needs of far more people who reach out to us for assistance due to homelessness on the Central Coast.”


More information about the Social Sector Support Fund is available here.