While the Australian Government scrambles to put a stop to the ever-growing mouse plague, Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) has launched its latest round of grants funding, which includes help for those suffering with the effects of the plague.
Funded by the Government’s Empowering Our Communities Program, the WNSW PHN Community Wellbeing Grants cover more than just mice, supporting the recovery of communities affected by various natural disasters. The fund is designed to assist the delivery of community-led and focussed wellbeing initiatives.
WNSW PHN Acting CEO, Robert Strickland, said the Community Wellbeing Grants are especially timely given the recent challenges that have been faced across the region.
“While most parts of our region have been experiencing drought or drought-like conditions since mid-2017, given the vast expanse of the WNWS PHN region, so many of our communities have also been facing their own unique trials,” Mr Strickland said.
“There have been communities affected by flooding and storm damage, and many inundated with plague-like proportions of mice, as well as other natural disasters.”
“No matter what natural occurrence any part of our region is dealing with currently or recovering from, we encourage everyone to take a serious look at our grants funding and be inspired to assist the well-being and long-term resilience of their local community,” he added.
Businesses, organisations, and community groups based within the WNSW PHN region are eligible to apply, with funds of up to $20,000 available per application. Details and application forms can be found online via www.wnswphn.org.au/drought.