Support For Migrants And Temporary Visa Holders In St George Community

Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Mark Coure, Member for Oatley, has announced $40,000 in critical relief funding to help Advance Diversity Services support vulnerable people in our local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
“Advance Diversity Services, based in Hurstville, provides vital services to some of our most vulnerable local community members. In some instances these may be temporary visa holders and in others they may be longer term migrants,” Mr Coure said.
 
“I commend the work of all the staff and volunteers who have stepped up during these extremely difficult times to support our local community when we need it most.”
 
“This funding is a vital boost and will ensure the delivery of essential services and emergency relief support.”
 
Geoff Lee, Acting Minister for Multiculturalism, announced $4 million for 34 organisations across metropolitan and regional NSW.
 
“This funding will support organisations assisting vulnerable temporary visa holders who are not eligible for Commonwealth Government financial support,” Minister Lee said.
 
“It will fund emergency relief support including food, medicine and telecommunications.”
 
“The funding also provides broader support for funded organisations to continue their operations, including the employment of case workers and the provision of interpreting and translation services,” Minister Lee said.
 
The successful organisations are a combination of large and small service providers including numerous smaller grassroots organisations across NSW.
 
On top of this round of funding, the NSW Government has distributed an additional $2 million worth of immediate grants to organisations supporting asylum seekers during the pandemic this financial year.
 
For more information, please visit https://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/