Funding For The Greek Community To Support New Arrivals

Today the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott, visited the Australian Greek Welfare Society (AGWS) to announce the provision of election commitment funding.

The Andrews Labor Government has committed $90,000 per annum over four years to the AGWS, to work in collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria and ensure services are available for new arrivals from Greece.

With the ongoing uncertainty with the Greek economy, it is even more important to ensure that that the appropriate support services are available.

The AGWS is a leading community organisation that provides a range of support services tailored to meet the cultural, linguistic, economic and social needs of Greek Victorians, including:

  • aged care – specialist home-based, community and residential services across Melbourne
  • legal services and referrals
  • relationship counselling and services
  • children’s programs
  • community education and training

Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott

“With new and returning Greek Victorians finding it difficult to resettle, it is important that groups like the Australian Greek welfare Society are in a position where additional support can be provided.”

“Victoria’s Greek community is one of the state’s most vibrant, with almost half of Greek Australians living in Victoria.”

“The Greek community has a long, successful history in Victoria, having helped build our great state. We have a duty of care to ensure Greek Victorians are assisted as best as possible.”

 

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