CISVic welcomes Federal Government announcement of additional Emergency Relief funding

Executive Officer Kate Wheller stated: ‘CISVic welcomes the announcement on Sunday of an additional $200 million for Financial Wellbeing & Capability programs, and is grateful for the very positive moves the government is making to ease financial hardship for all Australians during these unprecedented times’.

She said: ‘Each year we have contact with around half a million Victorians. We support thousands of  individuals and families each year with emergency relief alone, and expect numbers to increase significantly in coming months. We hope to be able to increase our operating hours to accommodate this but are waiting for confirmation from federal government of emergency relief funding levels’.