THE quality of life for people with special needs in the Bathurst region is to be enhanced thanks to funding from the NSW Government.
Glenray Industries successfully applied for a grant under the government’s Community Building Partnership (CBP) and plans to put the money towards building a barbecue pavilion for residents living at its small village of nine group homes at Kelso.
Glenray chief executive officer Susan Williams said the CBP grant of $10,375, together with their own fundraising efforts including the Glenray Auxiliary, would allow them to give the project the green light.
“The State Government grant was wonderful news for us because it got us over the line as far as funding is concerned,” she said.
“Our plan is to extend the deck off our hall at the Kelso village, put a cover over it and install a full barbecue and kitchen facility. The aim is to create a space where the residents can interact socially with family and friends as well as being able to hold community functions there.
“This will give us the chance to bring families together in a user friendly location outside their home’s environment.”
Bathurst MP Paul Toole said the CBP formed partnerships between the NSW Government and community organisations to develop projects which could not proceed without support.
Mr Toole urged community-based organisations working on a project that would benefit their group and the wider community to learn more about the program at www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au. Applications for the 2018 program will be called in mid-2018.