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Community organisations to get funding boost

3 October 2001 Media Statement

Community organisations working with children and families to get funding boost

Community social services working with children and families will receive additional funding this financial year, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey.

A report detailing the $71.6m in funding provided to over 1,750 individual organisations across the country in the 2000/01 financial year was tabled in Parliament this afternoon. Social service agencies received funding worth more than $71.6m in the year to June 2001. Services were provided by organisations operating nationwide including Women's Refuge, Barnardos and Relationship Services and many hundreds of small-community based organisations.

Mr Maharey said the Government has priortised support for children and families. Additional funding has been provided in the current financial year.

"An additional $3.8m was provided in the budget to compensate community providers for price increases they have faced in recent years on a case-by-case basis. Funding decisions will be announced later this month.

"In the year to June 2001 $71.639m in funding was provided to non-government organisations to deliver a wide range of preventative social services including family violence counselling and home parenting skills support.

"Key initiatives which began during the year include:
- provider and workforce development projects have been agreed with 145 Iwi/Maori organisations to build their ability to respond to the needs of their communities;
- enhanced funding was provided for family violence prevention services; and,
- funding for budgeting services was increased.

"The Government won't solve community problems alone, but by working in partnership with community agencies we are rebuilding strong communities ready, willing and able to take on this responsibility," Steve Maharey said.

ENDS

Community funding for 2000/01 year

Service type
Funding 2000/2001

Child and youth support and rehabilitation

includes day programmes for young people and holiday programmes $10.789m
Counselling and therapy

includes budget counselling and counselling for child victims of family violence $15.062m
Co-ordinated family services

includes Family Services Centres, Family Start $8.72m
Family/whanau home-based support

includes home based social work with families, family violence support services $8.096m
Family/whanau life skills development

includes parenting skills and support programmes, supervised access programmes and life skills programmes for victims of family violence $10.788m
Residential care

includes residential care placements for children, social work support for caregivers and family development skills for families of children in care $5.358m
Emergency housing

funds emergency housing for families $1.062m
Training in the Child, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989

funds training of non-government organisations in the requirements of the CYP&F Act $0.385m
Information and advice

includes budget advisory services $2.333m
Community housing

funding for community houses $0.090m
Refuge services

funds additional local refuge services to those contracted with the National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges $4.588m
Support for the Industry Training Organisation

funds outputs of Te Kaiawhina Ahumahi, the ITO for the social services $0.686m
Strengthening providers and communities

funds Iwi/Maori and community social service provider development $3.682m

Source: analysis from Child, Youth and Family non-departmental output class report 2000/2001 on services funded through Vote Child, Youth and Family Services report

Regional breakdown of community funding for 2000/01 year


Region Funding 2000/2001
(rounded to nearest 000)
North of Auckland

Cape Reinga south to Wellsford $4,678,000
West Auckland and the North Shore

North Shore city, Orewa, New Lynn, Waitakere City $3,500,000
Central Auckland $3,015,000
South Auckland

Manukau City, including Pukekohe south to Meremere $6,400,000
Waikato

Hamilton, Te Kuiti, Huntly, Coromandel and Paeroa $5,677,000
Bay of Plenty

Tauranga, Te Puke, Whakatane, Kawerau, Opotiki $1,994,000
Rotorua-Taupo

Rotorua, Murupara, Tokoroa, Taupo, Turangi $1,298,000
East Coast

Wairoa, Gisborne and around the East Cape excluding Opotiki $1,984,000
Hawkes Bay

Napier, Hastings, Central Hawkes Bay, Dannevirke $2,220,000
Taranaki

New Plymouth, Hawera, Stratford $854,000
Manawatu

Palmerston North, Fielding, Horowhenua $1,198,000
Wairarapa $402,000
Wellington

Upper Hutt, Hutt City, Porirua, Kapiti Coast, Wellington $3,080,000
Nelson $734,000
Marlborough $164,000
West Coast $559,000
Canterbury $3,969,000
Otago $1,373,000
Southland $758,000

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