Boost for NSW Emergency and Food Relief Providers to Bolster Support for Those in Need

The Albanese Labor Government has announced that Emergency Relief and Food Relief providers in New South Wales will share in more than $14.4 million in 2023-24 in funding to
help meet increased demand for services.
New South Wales will receive additional funding to ensure there are sufficient resources and support services to combat the rising demand from Australian households.
The funding boost will allow local Emergency Relief and Food Relief providers to provide an increase in access to essential items, such as vouchers, food, and clothing.
The investment builds upon a $114.8 million Government measure under the Financial Wellbeing and Capability grant program announced earlier this year.
Further information, including how to find an Emergency Relief provider, is available on the Department of Social Services website.
Quotes Attributable to the Hon Amanda Rishworth MP, Minister for Social Services:
“The Government recognises that many Australians are doing it tough, and we are taking action to support people across every corner of the country, including in New South Wales.
“Emergency Relief and Food Relief providers can be a lifeline to those in need and there must be an adequate supply of frontline support services during these challenging times.
“We remain dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of every Australian, and this funding will make a meaningful difference to the lives of those seeking support through Emergency and Food Relief services”