Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Former Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women's Interests; Youth

    Albany not-for-profit benefits from Lotterywest

    29/06/2012 12:00 AM
    • Albany Worklink gets $251,094 in funding
    • Funds to go towards a new vehicle, equipment and IT
    A long standing Albany employment agency will get a new support vehicle and equipment after it was today awarded more than $250,000 in Lotterywest funds. 

    Community Services Minister Robyn McSweeney said Albany Worklink was a well-deserved recipient of the $251,094 cheque.

    “Albany Worklink is a well-established not-for-profit organisation and an important part of the local community,” Mrs McSweeney said.

    “For more than 20 years it has been providing services to businesses and jobseekers. It helps develop careers, and provides training and important services for young people, including a ‘Headspace’ centre for mental health. It also works with local indigenous people.

    “I am delighted that with this funding, Albany Worklink will be able to assist more people, particularly young people, to become work-ready and realise their potential.”

    The funds will used to purchase equipment, information technology and a new vehicle to support Albany Worklink’s work in the community.

    The State Government values the vital contribution that not-for-profit organisations make to Western Australia.
    That’s why in last year’s State Budget, additional funding of $600million was allocated across four years to ensure a sustainable not-for-profit sector.

          Fact File
    • WA is only State where profits from lottery games returned directly to community as grants
    • Since 1993, Lotterywest provided more than $43b to support WA community organisations
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