Funds hit the right note

Federal Perth Labor MP Patrick Gorman catching up with the Spirit of the Streets Choir.

SOME much-needed federal funding’s come through for local homelessness providers around Perth, with Spirit of the Streets Choir, Tom Fisher House and Orana House among the beneficiaries.

The federal government’s Stronger Communities Program gives up to $150,000 for each electorate for socially beneficial projects selected by MPs and their community consultation committees, and assessed by government.

Federal Perth Labor MP Patrick Gorman said: “The work of these organisations has only intensified over the past 18 months, and these grants will give Tom Fisher House and Orana House the funds to modernise their service provision.

“Groups such as Spirit of the Streets Choir offer a unique creative outlet for people experiencing homelessness and vulnerabilities, without the focus on what the individual is going through. 

“We are all singing from the same song sheet when it comes to the importance of these programs.”

Another round of federal funding is scheduled for later this year.

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