Lotterywest Grant Goes To St. Vincent de Paul For Christmas Support

Lotterywest Grant Goes To St. Vincent de Paul For Christmas Support

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

$1.4 Million Lotterywest Grant To Support Vinnies’ Emergency Relief Work

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  • Vincent de Paul Society to receive $1.4 Million Lotterywest grant
  • State Government support of the organisation totals $17.8 Million since 1989
  • Almost 40,000 Western Australians will be assisted by emergency relief program

Premier Mark McGowan and Lotterywest CEO Susan Hunt PSM today presented St. Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) with a $1.4 Million grant to support their work in Western Australia.

“State Government is pleased to support the important work of Vinnies with this $1.4 Million Lotterywest grant.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“Vinnies Christmas Appeal is on now and I encourage the community to continue supporting Vinnies so they can continue providing much needed assistance to people experiencing hardship.”

Last financial year alone, Vinnies provided support to almost 40,000 Western Australians through its emergency relief program.

A total of 62 % of these requests were for help with food Vinnies is preparing to deliver almost 1,500 hampers to people who would otherwise go without this Christmas.

Through its staff, dedicated volunteers and community support, Vinnies’ emergency relief program assists people experiencing disadvantage with food, clothing, household items and utility bills.

Since 1989 the State Government has, through Lotterywest, provided 78 grants to the organisation totalling more than $17.8 Million.

State Government through the Department of the Premier and Cabinet has also donated $20,000 towards the 2017 St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas Appeal.

Christmas Appeal runs from November-January and enables Vinnies to provide assistance to individuals and families in need during Christmas, the new year and back to school period.