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Funding boost for defence families as part of $1 million Family Support Funding Program

Friday, 24 November 2017

Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, was thrilled to announce that Cerberus Cottage is set to receive more than $20,000 as part of the Federal Government’s $1 million Family Support Funding Program.

The community grants are awarded to not-for-profit incorporated community groups that support Defence families.

Minister Hunt said Cerberus Cottage Family & Friends will receive $22,164 as part of the Australian Government’s Family Support Funding Program to support their community projects.

“The grant funding will allow recipients to assist Defence families to engage with their local communities, promote personal growth and resilience, and support child and youth development,” Mr Hunt said.

“HMAS Cerberus is a great cornerstone of this electorate and defence families are an important part of the Flinders community. The services delivered by Cerberus Cottage will provide increased support to them.”

These grants will also create opportunities for Defence families to form new friendships and networks, and share information and ideas that help them manage the demands of military life, such as frequent postings and deployments to new locations every two to three years.

The funding comes as Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Personnel, Dan Tehan MP, this week announced almost $1 million in grants to organisations providing community support to ADF families Australia-wide.

For more information visit the Defence Community Organisation website at: www.defence.gov.au/dco.

Defence families can contact the Defence Family Helpline on 1800 624 608 for information on accessing community resources.

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