David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

$1.2 million in extra support for emergency relief providers serving Maranoa

April 30, 2020

An injection of $1.2 million for emergency relief providers servicing Maranoa will offer extra support in the wake of the coronavirus economic downturn, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said today.

“There are many people in communities across Maranoa doing it tough because of the pandemic, which is why I am pleased the Federal Government could deliver this much-needed funding to support people in a time of financial distress,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Many people reaching out to these services may have never needed this type of assistance before, so we need to make sure we have the right supports in place to help people through this period and bounce back stronger when it’s over.”

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said the Government understands this was a trying time for relief providers facing rapidly increasing demand while dealing with challenges in maintaining the workforce and distribution lines needed to operate.

“This funding injection will enable organisations in Maranoa to streamline supply chains, increase workforce capacity and help increase local support and outreach services,” Minister Ruston said.

Commonwealth funded providers will be working with other local organisations to ensure people could access services quickly.

“I encourage local organisations to work with the Commonwealth-funded providers in their area to ensure that those who need support are able to get it, when and where they need it,” Mr Littleproud said.

Contact details for funded providers can be found on the Department of Social Services’ directory at https://serviceproviders.dss.gov.au/

Overall across the country the Federal Government is providing an immediate $100 million to Australian charities and community organisations.