Funding success for Lifeline Darling Downs
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Lifeline Darling Downs will receive funding under the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities program to provide better security and privacy at its Safe Start Housing site in Toowoomba.
Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined Lifeline Darling Downs Chief Executive Officer Derek Tuffield OAM today to announce the funding and thank local staff and volunteers for the very important work they do for our community.
“Lifeline Darling Downs provides many valuable services to our community, particularly for those in need or in crisis,” Dr McVeigh said.
“Through the Stronger Communities program I am very pleased the Coalition Government is able to support this work by helping to purchase and install fencing at the Lifeline Darling Downs Safe Start House.
“The Safe Start House is a place for women and children escaping domestic violence to receive support and help to assist them in their transition back into the community.
“The provision of new fencing will allow for greater security and privacy to support the recovery of these women and children,” Dr McVeigh said.
Lifeline Darling Downs CEO, Derek Tuffield OAM said “We are delighted to receive this funding under the Stronger Communities program which will enable us to install this fencing. This will allow our tenants to confidently utilise their yards and gardens for recreation and other outdoor activities whilst feeling safe.”
Dr McVeigh said Lifeline Darling Downs was the eighth local community organisation in the region to receive funding under Round 4 of Stronger Communities program.
“I am very proud to be able to support local organisations in the Groom electorate like Lifeline Darling Downs. The people that make up these important organisations work tirelessly for the benefit of the wider community and I am truly grateful for what they do.”
More information about the Stronger Communities Programme can be found at: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme