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Friday, December 1, 2023

Coffs Harbour Aboriginal aged care facility wins funding

Coffs Harbour’s Jagun Aged and Community Care has received $95,000 through the NSW Government’s Community and Place funding program to deliver a range of projects for residents.

“I congratulate the team at Jagun on the important work they are doing in our community and I’m particularly pleased this grant will help them deliver some of their priority projects,” said Member for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh.

“Their Jagun Yilldaan (Homeland Sacred Pathway) project includes the construction of an 80sqm shed to enable undercover events, group sessions, training sessions, meetings and cultural services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

“When the shed is not being used for these purposes, it will be used to provide undercover car parking during bad weather.

“The project also includes the purchase of two motor vehicles to support client service delivery.

“I’m delighted Jagun Aged and Community Care can now get on with these important improvements at their Moonee facility.”

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Ben Franklin said the Community and Place funding program was delivering benefits to local Aboriginal communities.

“This is a terrific and unique program that will put important funding in the hands of Aboriginal groups who best know how to bring about improvements and opportunities for their community,” Mr Franklin said.

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