New funds for RED Inc

Member for Lismore Thomas George, whose electorate covers Murwillumbah, is offering grants for weed management.
Member for Lismore Thomas George, whose electorate covers Murwillumbah, is offering grants for weed management. THE NORTHERN STAR ARCHIVES

NORTHERN Rivers disability support group RED Inc has received $37,400 to help it in its works through the State Government's Arts and Disability Project Funding, Lismore MP Thomas George has announced.

In a statement, Mr George said the funding for RED Inc,

RED Inc runs a range of programs aimed at increasing community participation for disabled people, transitioning to work, leisure, and helping with life choices.

"The NSW Government has approved more than $520,000 in funding to support projects for people living with a disability," Mr George said.

"The Arts & Disability Project Funding provides grants to support a diverse range of projects across visual & performing arts, which together provide greater access & involvement to people with a disability.

"Arts & Disability Project Funding will go to support varied programs ranging from dance, theatre, writing & visual arts projects that aim to encourage creative participation by people with a disability.

"Projects such as these can make a real difference by engaging people with a disability, building self-esteem, pride and potentially providing career paths.

The funding will help a project RED Inc is working on with Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre to develop a triple bill of theatre, contemporary dance and hip-hop. The works will be developed by up to 25 young people with a disability and will be performed at a regional festival.

Topics:  nsw politics political activist red inc state politics thomas george

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