Ljiljanna Ravlich

Ljiljanna Ravlich

Minister for Local Government; Racing and Gaming; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship; Government Enterprises; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Goldfields-Esperance; Youth

    Community services sector receives funding boost for IT

    7/12/2007 1:00 PM

    Government Enterprises Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich today announced a Lotterywest grant which has the potential to improve service delivery for the entire community services sector.

    Ms Ravlich presented the Lotterywest cheque for $175,890 to the Community Sector Services and launched the Information Communications Technology Initiative.

    The initiative will be led by Community Sector Services, who will develop a framework to enable the not-for-profit sector to use Information Technology (IT) more effectively.

    The Minister said the project evolved from numerous discussions between Lotterywest and various not-for-profit organisations, which had concerns about the development of IT in the sector.

    “This project has the potential to bring together more than 12,000 Government and non-Government organisations and agencies to explore ways of improving the use of IT in the sector,” she said.

    “I applaud Lotterywest for offering this grant and commend Community Sector Services for taking the lead in this collaborative project.”

    The Lotterywest grant will be used for costs directly associated with the 12-month project, including salaries, professional fees, regional travel and administrative and communication costs.

    Other key agencies involved in the project included Infoxchange Australia, the Western Australian Council of Social Services and the Western Australian Telecentre Support Branch.

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