The Dubbo community has received a most welcome boost with the announcement of a $15,000 grant for the Hear our Heart Ear Bus Project in Erskine Street.
Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has congratulated Dubbo and District Parent Support Group for Deaf/Hearing Impaired on their successful application, which has been funded under Round Four of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP).
“This funding is an excellent investment in the Hear our Heart Ear Bus Project, which provides free ear health education, hearing testing and ear specialists to children in Dubbo and surrounds,” Mr Coulton said.
“The grant will cover an extension to the office meeting room, as well as soundproofing, assisting those who are deaf or hard of hearing to more easily listen to discussions.
“I am very pleased to congratulate the support group on their grant, and I have no doubt a $15,000 investment will go a long way to keep this great community initiative going.”
In July last year, the Australian Government announced the launch of Round Four of the SCP. The Government’s funding commitment for Round Four is $22.5 million, with up to $150,000 for each electorate. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate, with successful projects receiving a grant between $2,500 and $20,000.
For more details on the SCP – Round Four, see https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme
More information about further successful projects in the Parkes electorate will be made available in the near future.