Extra Funding for victims of crime

16 Jul 2013 4:21 PMJann Stuckey


12 July 2013

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has welcomed the allocation of $50,000 in funding from the State Government for the Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

“I was pleased to be able to visit the Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre today to congratulate them on receiving this funding that will have an extremely positive impact,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Our community is set to benefit from this latest round of one-off funding from the Victims of Crime Services Building Capacity Program,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Sadly, crime can profoundly affect people from all walks of life in our community and it is vitally important there is help available for them.

“This funding will enable the Centre to provide training for staff of community agencies to assist clients who are at risk of becoming financially disadvantaged.

Samantha Way, Coordinator of the Centre said they are grateful to be able to share practical financial early intervention strategies that will potentially assist thousands of victims of crime.

“We thank the State Government for recognising the crucial role the Neighbourhood Centre plays in the community.  I am extremely proud of the work we do here in empowering clients to overcome life’s challenges,” Ms Way said.

“This Centre has assisted residents of the southern Gold Coast since 1991 and it is great to be able to support them financially so they can continue their vital services,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The Newman Government is committed to supporting victims of crime and reassuring them they do not have to walk through life alone.

“This organisation is here to help and I encourage the people of my electorate to seek assistance when they need it.”

Contact Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre on 5598 1505