The Resourceful Australian Indian Network (RAIN) will receive $77,000 under the Australian Government’s Home and Community Care (HACC) programme to support older people in the St George and Sutherland areas.
Assistant Minister for Social Services Mitch Fifield visited RAIN at its Penshurst centre yesterday, after being invited by Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman.
“RAIN is an outstanding local community organisation”, Mr Coleman said.
“It is an innovative group that is delivering much-needed and high-quality services to the local Australian-Indian community”.
Mr Coleman said that the HACC funding will allow RAIN to expand its services and provide support to older Australians , enabling them to live at home for longer.
“With this funding, RAIN will deliver important activities to build social interactions and enable older members of the Indian community to remain active and connected with their peers and community”.
Senator Fifield said the funding provided to RAIN was part of an additional $240 million provided to 331 organisations across Australia as part of a competitive tender.