Lottery grant boost for Cit­i­zens Ad­vice

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

Last month Te Awa­mutu Cit­i­zens Ad­vice Bureau re­ceived a grant of $5000 from the Lottery Grants Board.

Jes­sica Brown, the bureau’s of­fice man­ager says the or­gan­i­sa­tion re­ceives fund­ing from the Lottery Grants Board each year and it is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

“This fund­ing will help us con­tinue to de­liver a high-qual­ity ser­vice to the peo­ple of Te Awa­mutu and sur­round­ing ar­eas,” says Jes­sica. “Our trained vol­un­teer in­ter­view­ers can help peo­ple with in­for­ma­tion on al­most any is­sue in­clud­ing con­sumer rights, em­ploy­ment is­sues, fi­nance and tax, ben­e­fit en­ti­tle­ments, hous­ing and te­nancy and much more.

“No prob­lem is too big or too small.” The Lottery Grants Board dis­trib­utes prof­its from Lotto, In­stant Kiwi and Daily Keno. They are a ma­jor sup­porter of Cit­i­zens Ad­vice Bureaux New Zealand and its 82 mem­ber branches.

CABNZ chief ex­ec­u­tive Kerry Dal­ton says with Lottery sup­port they can con­tinue pro­vid­ing free, con­fi­den­tial and im­par­tial in­for­ma­tion, ad­vice, ad­vo­cacy and sup­port which helps over half a mil­lion peo­ple na­tion­ally ev­ery year.

Cit­i­zens Ad­vice Bureau Te Awa­mutu is in the Ray White Ar­cade, Alexan­dra Street, open Mon­day-Fri­day 9am to 4pm. Phone 871 4111 / toll free 0800 367 222 or email teawa­ or visit

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