New funds for RED Inc
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.