Funding allocation a welcome boost for 10 charities

Bishop Pat O’Regan presents a cheque to Olivia’s Place representatives Kirsten Finger and Robyn Bayley (Sale Diocese)

Ten charities operating across Gippsland and Melbourne’s outer southeast have shared $108,560 in funding allocated by Catholic Diocese of Sale charitable fund Trinity Families.

The allocation brings the total amount distributed by Trinity Families to $1.6 million over the past 15 years. Sale Bishop Pat O’Regan presented cheques to representatives of the various charities at a function at Warragul last week.

Trinity Families assisted an additional two charities this year, up from eight charities in 2018. CatholicCare received $45,000 to provide family counselling services in Sale, Pakenham and Warragul.

Olivia’s Place in Warragul received $15,000 to help the organisation with their material aid program that provides free infant and maternity-related items to vulnerable families around the time of welcoming a baby.

The Uniting Church’s Frontier Services received $10,000 for its family support and drought relief work in East Gippsland and the High Country.

Barrier Breakers based in Traralgon received $10,000 which it aims to use to provide advocacy and support for families or family members who are experiencing mental health issues.

The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation received $10,000 for work to improve literacy of vulnerable children in the Latrobe Valley.

The Ice Meltdown Project received $7,500. The non-residential withdrawal and rehabilitation support program, based in Drouin, assists and educates the family and clients in addiction recovery and will use the money for program materials.

Baw Baw Combined Churches Food Relief received $5,000 to purchase food to provide emergency food relief for families and individuals in need in the geographic area of Baw Baw Shire.

Baw Baw L2P Inc. received $3,060 to assist with the assessment of drivers, for the program which helps young people gain independence by learning to drive.

St Vincent de Paul, Cranbourne Conference, was presented with $2,000 to assist with the Breakfast Club at St Peter’s College in Cranbourne.

Angel Gowns for Australian Angel Babies were presented with $1,000, which will assist with the creation of keepsakes after the loss of pre-term babies.


Trinity Families gives $108,560 to Charities (Sale Diocese) 

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