Hospice, PCYC, Neighbourhood House share funding

VITAL funding has been announced for three important Ipswich institutions.

Ipswich Hospice Care's nurse call and fire system will get an upgrade thanks to a $6783 grant, while the Ipswich PCYC will receive $10,409 for the children's playground surface, and Riverview Neighbourhood House will receive $6554 for lights and security cameras.

The organisations will receive the funding under the Blair Stronger Communities Programme Round 2. The funding program provides $5000-20,000 grants for small projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy of communities.

"Ipswich Hospice Care performs wonderful work supporting terminally ill people and their families in Ipswich and the Somerset Region and I'm pleased to have been able to support their grant application for funding to upgrade their nurse call and fire system," Blair MP Shayne Neumann said.

"Staff at Ipswich Hospice Care undertake their best work when they have the systems and infrastructure is in place to support them; which is why it's so important to upgrade their nurse call and fire systems. Staff and volunteers at Ipswich PCYC work tirelessly to run programs which assist in developing leadership skills in our young people through participation in recreational, sporting, cultural and welfare activities."