Cansdell announces new grant
NATIONALS MP for Clarence Steve Cansdell has announced a NSW Government grant of $21,000 to help residents of the Richmond Valley travel to access important services.
“The Casino Connect project will enable residents and families who need assistance with transportation to access important medical, government and social services,” Mr Cansdell said.
“This project will support the work of the Casino Uniting Care Transport Team in the great work they do helping community members from the Richmond Valley.
“This includes residents who require assistance getting to and from a vehicle or require help with carrying shopping, and people in remote areas who otherwise could not access community services.”
The project will enable residents to use taxis and the Uniting Care Transport Team’s existing resources, which include volunteer drivers and their cars and small buses.
The funding will be used for fuel reimbursement and a subsidised taxi voucher scheme.
“It is really important these people are not disadvantaged and can participate in community life,” Mr Cansdell said.
He said the grant will support the project for 12 months.