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[Notice of information session] Chance for Raymond Terrace to hear about local early childhood fund.



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Media Release

Bob Baldwin MP

Federal Member for Paterson 5th July 2004 CHANCE FOR RAYMOND TERRACE TO HEAR ABOUT LOCAL EARLY CHILDHOOD FUND An information session on Raymond Terrace’s $2 million Communities for Children project, will be held today at the Raymond Terrace Bowling Club at 3pm. “The Australian Government has allocated around $2 million for early childhood projects in the Raymond Terrace community through the $110 million Communities for Children initiative,” Mr Baldwin said. “Our community is one of 35 locations around Australia selected to be involved in this program. The project will focus on meeting the health and early development needs of young children, supporting their parents and building and supporting child-friendly communities. “In each community, an organisation will be engaged for four years to drive and manage a local community development approach to improving outcomes for young children aged 0 to 5 years old. “The Australian Government is taking applications from interested organisations from now until 30 July. “Staff from the Department of Family and Community Services will be at today’s information session to answer all questions about the initiative. “This is a terrific opportunity for people interested in finding out more about Communities for Children, what it can do for the children and families of Raymond Terrace and how to apply,” Mr Baldwin said. Further information about the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy and Communities for Children can be found on the Department of Family and Community Services website at www.facs.gov.au/sfcs.