NSW community groups awarded $170K in TransGrid partnerships funding

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A community bus initiative to help disadvantaged people visit vital services in Sydney’s Inner West is among the numerous Community group projects across NSW to receive a share of $173,343 in funding.

TransGrid’s Community Partnerships Program will distribute the money to 28 organisations, including one major sponsorship of $50,000 to the Ethnic Community Services Co-operative (ECSC), a community-based organisation focused on grass roots engagement with disadvantaged Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.

“We are really pleased to make these donations to local groups across TransGrid’s network and we hope they make a difference to people living in the communities they serve,” executive manager of major projects Sean McGoldrick.

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“We received more than 40 submissions from organisations seeking support for services and activities in their communities and we are happy we can help make a difference for many of them.”

ECSC CEO Shikha Chowdhary said the $50,000 donation will help the organisation to pay for a bus to transport disadvantaged people to vital support services in the Inner West area.

“Many people living in the Inner West area will use our bus service to get to important appointments and this will make a huge difference to them and we thank TransGrid for making it possible,” Ms Chowdhary said.

The Community Partnerships Program (CPP) provides funding for not-for-profit groups located on our network as part of TransGrid’s ongoing commitment to build positive relationships with local communities.

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Funding has been allocated to initiatives, which improve or promote education, environment, safety, indigenous, rural and women in those communities. Recipients of this funding also include organisations in country NSW:

  • Cypress View Lodge (Coleambally)
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Wagga Wagga)
  • Hay Mardi Gras Inc.
  • Hay Junior Rugby League Club
  • Country Education Foundation of Australia (Coleambally/Darlington Point and Balranald)
  • Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation Community Childcare Centre (Wagga Wagga)
  • Deniliquin Rescue Squad.