Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

    Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund supporting families in need

    26/06/2020 4:00 PM
     
    • Lotterywest provides $50,000 grant to the Lucy Saw Centre to support women and children experiencing family and domestic violence
    • Part of Lotterywest's COVID-19 Relief Fund 

    The State Government, through Lotterywest, has provided a $50,000 grant to the Lucy Saw Centre.

     

    This grant will help its centres, based in Rockingham and Fremantle, to support women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.

     

    Established in 1977, the Lucy Saw Centre offers tailored wraparound services to more than 800 women and children in need each year.

     

    The organisation which operates two refuges, a Safe at Home Program and a Coordinated Response Service is one of the latest grant recipients to receive funding from Lotterywest's COVID-19 Relief Fund.

     

    The State Government, through Lotterywest, has committed $159 million into a COVID-19 Relief Fund to respond to the hardship being experienced by the Western Australian community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    Lotterywest's COVID-19 Relief Fund is helping to meet costs related to increased demand for crisis relief services impacted by COVID-19.

     

    For more information about approved Lotterywest grants, visit http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/lotterywest/grants/approved-grants-list/

     

    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

     

    "For more than 40 years, the Lucy Saw Centre has been providing women's refuge accommodation and outreach services in Perth's south-east.

     

    "This $50,000 Lotterywest grant will help the Lucy Saw Centre to extend essential support for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence.

     

    "WA is home to the only State Government-owned lottery in Australia where all the profits are returned to the community to deliver essential support to facilities such as the Lucy Saw Centre."

     

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