20 July 2016

Federal Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann has announced funding of up to $6,783 for Ipswich Hospice Care to upgrade their nurse call and fire systems.

Ipswich Hospice Care will receive the funding under the Blair Stronger Communities Programme Round Two.

The Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) provides grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 to community organisations for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities. Grants must be matched by cash and/or in-kind funding from the organisation on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis.

“Ipswich Hospice Care performs wonderful work supporting terminally ill people and their families in Ipswich and the Somerset Region,” Mr Neumann said.

“I’m pleased to have been able to support their grant application for funding to upgrade their nurse call and fire systems.

“Staff at Ipswich Hospice Care do their best work when they have the systems and infrastructure is in place to support them; which is why it’s so important to upgrade their nurse call and fire systems.”

Mr Neumann said he’s been a long-term supporter of Ipswich Hospice Care and the work they do in our community which can be felt right across Ipswich and the Somerset Region.

“I am so proud to be able to deliver this funding to assist them.”

Shayne Neumann said that applications for funding under the Stronger Communities Programme are assessed by an independent panel of community members from the Ipswich and Somerset Region.

“I was pleased to lend my support to the independent community assessment panel’s positive recommendation to support Ipswich Hospice Care’s application.”