Funds to support Childers families
ISIS Child and Family Support Service will use $39,500 in newly injected funds to concentrate on delivering new, innovative services.
Burnett MP Stephen Bennett announced the funds earlier this week, and on Tuesday visited the site.
Neighbourhood and family support co-ordinator Debra Murphy explained the role the service plays in the local community.
“We go to the community and ask what they need, then do what we can to provide,” Ms Murphy said.
“This will go towards innovative projects to work with vulnerable families.
“Our role is to work with those families, as well as kids and local schools.”
Mr Bennett said the funds were a one-off payment through the Queensland Government.
“Isis Child Care and Family Support is one of 25 across Queensland to receive a share of $1 million in funding to support children and families through a wide range of early childhood development activities,” he said. “This one-off grant will assist the child care and family support hub in supporting vulnerable families in the community.
“It’s great to see this local facility has been recognised and rewarded for the important work they do, and will be able to continue and build on the services they provide.”
The Isis Child and Family Support Service view the funds as the “community’s money”, and will now ask for input on how it should be used.
The service is funded by Bundaberg Regional Council and Department of Education and Training, Early Childhood Education and Care.
WELCOME FUNDS: Isis Child and Family Support neighbourhood and family support co-ordinator Debra Murphy and Burnett MP Stephen Bennett.