Local group receives funding to support Defence families


La Luna Youth Arts is set to receive more than $60,000 in grant funding to support local Defence families across the Townsville region.

Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said the group will receive $61,726 to support a number of trained circus, dance and drama teachers to deliver various arts based activities to the families of ADF personnel.

 The funds are part of almost $1million provided to Defence families and community support groups across the country through the Government’s Family Support Funding Program.

 “As a Garrison city, our region is home to many Defence families, and it is important they have opportunities to develop social networks and friendships through community based activities, despite the transient nature of their work,” Senator Macdonald said.

 “This grant funding will allow La Luna Youth Arts to assist these families to engage with their local communities, promote personal growth and resilience, and support child and youth development.”

 For more information about the Family Support Funding Program, visit the Defence Community Organisation website at www.defence.gov.au/dco.

 Defence families can contact the Defence Family Helpline on 1800 624 608 for information on how to access community resources.

 

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