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Local Community Organisations receive Three Year Operational Funding from the TSRA

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) has announced it will be providing $4.57 million over the next three years in operational funding to three local community organisations.

The three recipients for the funding are the Torres Strait Youth and Recreational Sporting Association, Port Kennedy Association and Mura Kosker Sorority.

TSRA Acting Chairperson, Mr Eric Peter, said that the funding would go towards the various stakeholders in areas such as building capacity, staff training and development.

“This funding will assist in strengthening the delivery of social support services and sporting subsidies in the region, and will provide funding security to the community organisations,” Mr Peter said.

“As well as providing employment opportunities in the region, it will contribute to the provision of essential services to build community capacity and enhance the quality of life.”

The Port Kennedy Association deliver a range of social support services in the community including Child and Family Care and Support Services. The Port Kennedy Association will receive funding for the next three years from the TSRA towards the delivery of its core business.

Mura Kosker Sorority delivers a range of social support services including Domestic and Family Violence Counselling, the Healthy Aging Program and provides Family Support Service, and will receive funding for the next three years towards its operations and provision of services.

Torres Strait Youth and Recreational Sporting Association will receive funding for the next three years to facilitate increased sports and recreation activities throughout the region via their sports subsidy programme that they administer on behalf of the TSRA.

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