Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, met with Ms Rebecca Ho, Executive Officer of Touched by Olivia to announce their successful application for funding through the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program.
“I am pleased to announce that Touched by Olivia will receive a grant of $35,369 under the 2013 Community Building Partnership Program,” said Stuart Ayres.
This grant is made up of joint contributions with $15,000 by Bart Bassett MP, Member for Londonderry and $20,369 by Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith.
Touched by Olivia works with local councils, corporations and communities to build inclusive playspaces giving children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play in thoughtfully designed spaces. These playgrounds are called “Livvi’s Place”.
This funding will be used to create Livvi’s Place in Jordan Springs which will provide a secure play space where children will be able to develop play skills and interact with the wider community.
Stuart Ayres said inclusive play-spaces serve as a great social outlet for all children, allowing them to build friendships and enable them to live healthy and active lives.
“I am proud to have recommended this project for funding and appreciate the benefit it will provide to young people in our area,” added Stuart Ayres.