Liberal Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres today congratulated the Ministries of the Rock on securing funding under the Community Building Partnerships Program.
The cool room will provide Ministries of the Rock with the capacity to store frozen palletes of food donated to the homeless so that the food can be distributed across the year, Pastor Martin Beckett said today.
\”I’d like to thank Stuart Ayres for engaging with us and delivering this funding to where it is needed most.\” Mr Beckett said.
\”This contribution will allow us to store big donations, palettes of frozen food so that the needy won’t be so hungry in the winter months.
”I was given the opportunity to work with local community groups and deliver $500,000 in state grants to support local community projects across Penrith and the lower mountains. I took a hands-on approach to each application, going to their facilities to see their work first-hand. It’s a privilege to have been able to secure the funding for this work with our community’s most disadvantaged,” Mr Ayres said.
”This is one of the best bits of my job. Achieving real change for community groups in Penrith and the lower mountains.\”
The Community Building Partnerships Program provides funding to local not-for-profit groups to support small infrastructure projects. Each application is evaluated by the local Member for Parliament on its contribution to community life, as well as by government experts who look at its economic benefits.