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More than $250,000 to support local children with disability.



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Wayne Swan MP Federal Member for Lilley

MORE THAN $250,000 TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITY

Local children with disability are set to benefit from a Rudd Labor Government grant of over $250,000 to improve their disability support facilities.

The Abused Child Trust in Wooloowin, a non-government centre, will receive the grant to support the important work it does with local children.

This new funding is exciting news for our local community will be used for a refurbishment of the Trust’s premises to provide a safe, child friendly waiting facility.

The grant will be used to improve the reception area and bathroom facilities, and the installation of systems that protect the well-being of staff and clients.

The money will also be used to develop a new outdoor area.

The Rudd Government is committed to ensuring children with disability have access to an education which provides them with the opportunity to reach their full potential.

This funding will greatly assist children on Brisbane’s northside and will go a long way towards improving their future.

Anything that boosts local kids’ chances of getting the best out of life should be commended and this grant is sure to do just that.

Local organisations like the Abused Child Trust are vital to our local community and I applaud their continuing good work and congratulate them on securing this funding.

The capital grants fall under the Australian Government’s Non-Government Centres Support element of the Literacy, Numeracy and Special Learning Needs Program, which aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disability.

Contact: Adam Shortman 0419 848 571

4 April 2008