Monday, 11 October 2021

Grant round now open to support Cashless Debit Card participants in Hinkler become job ready

The Cashless Debit Card Support Services competitive grant opportunity is now open which will deliver on the first stage of the Coalition Government’s Job Ready Package.

The Job Ready Package will strengthen local support services and connect participants to employment opportunities in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay.

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said the Job Ready Package would ensure unemployed Australians had additional support to stabilise their lives and improve their financial management.

“The Coalition Government is committed to helping Cashless Debit Card participants to upskill, become job ready and get on pathways to employment,” Minister Ruston said.

“It will also support participants boost financial and digital literacy skills, gain control of their finances and be on pathways to self-reliance, empowerment and employment.”

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said this grant opportunity can help support both employers and CDC participants in Hinkler to improve recruitment and retention of CDC participants in employment.

“It can also be used to boost services to help participants navigate the system as well as build their skill base to ensure they are job ready,” he said.

“The Government is committed to providing CDC participants in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay regions with the skills and confidence to turn their financial and employment goals into reality.”

The Cashless Debit Card Support Services open competitive grant opportunity closes on 25 October 2021.

The new grant opportunity also delivers on the Government’s investment in support services in the NT to assist income management participants to transition from the BasicsCard to the Cashless Debit Card.

More information about this grant opportunity is available on the Community Grants Hub website.

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