ROYAL FAR WEST RECEIVES GRANT FUNDING TO EXPAND NDIS SERVICES

 

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has announced grant funding of $1.339 million for Royal Far West to help them expand its NDIS services for children with disability living in rural and remote areas of NSW.

Mr Toole said Royal Far West was a not-for-profit organisation based in Manly and provided development and capacity building programs for children and their families living in rural and remote parts of NSW.

"I’m delighted Royal Far West is one of just 10 businesses across NSW that secured a grant from the NSW Government’s $19 million Disability Sector Scale-Up program to help them make the most of NDIS rollout," Mr Toole said.

"Royal Far West is already doing great work in the disability space and this grant will help them expand and enhance their capacity to support and improve the quality of life for people with a disability all over NSW."

Royal Far West Health Director Katherine Burchfield said Royal Far West established its award-winning Windmill Program back in 2015 to provide targeted therapy and support for children with disability aged 2 to 12 years, and their families.

"This grant will allow us to strengthen and expand the Windmill Program, developing new and innovative service models that respond to the needs of Aboriginal families and rural and remote communities across NSW, improving access and increasing choice under the NDIS," she said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills and Small Business John Barilaro congratulated Royal Far West on their success in a very competitive grant program.

"More than 250 businesses applied for the Business Acceleration Grant program so as you can imagine competition was fierce," Mr Barilaro said.

"While the businesses selected are exceptional and innovative, the quality of all applicants showcased the exciting opportunities