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Major funding boost for Minor St project

Community Living and Respite Services has received a huge funding boost for its Minor st project with $28,773 from Campaspe Shire, $20,000 from Moama RSL and Moama Bowling Club respectively and $5000 from Rich River Golf Club.

REBECCA KERR August 21, 2014 4:36pm
Community Living and Respite Services has received a huge funding boost for its Minor st project with $28,773 from Campaspe Shire, $20,000 from Moama RSL and Moama Bowling Club respectively and $5000 from Rich River Golf Club.
 
At a meeting on Tuesday, Campaspe Shire approved funds to cover the cost of furnishing the assisted-living house and two independent living units.
 
The funds were deemed essential in allowing people with a disability to live independently and increase their skills and confidence in the community.
 
The project was completed in May and CLRS have been working hard to fund the build.
 
CLRS chief executive Suzanna Barry said fundraising efforts had been fantastic, and only $63,000 was outstanding following the latest donation.
 
The Minor St project came with a $1 million price tag - which included $700,000 for the build and the remainder for the land and associated costs.
 
‘‘It’s been a really good boost," Mrs Barry said of the funds.
 
"The council funding will cover the furnishing and white goods purchased for the project. Yesterday was a really exciting day,’’she said. 
 
Mrs Barry said she was confident the remainder of the funds would be reached by February after CLRS hosted a major fundraising dinner.
 
She is now considering what's next. 
 
‘‘We’re always asked what’s next and we make those decisions by listening to the people we support and their families. I’d like to do something similar in the future but for right now the focus is on funding this project,’’ she said.
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