The Department funds organisations to develop and maintain a cohesive Australian community and improved independence and self-sufficiency recognising that government contributions are only one source of funding for the operation of community services.
The Families and Communities Program aims to support families, improve children’s wellbeing and increase participation of vulnerable people in community life to enhance family and community functioning.
The Families and Communities Program aims to:
- strengthen relationships
- improve the wellbeing of children and young people
- reduce the cost of family breakdown
- strengthen family and community functioning, and
- facilitate the settlement of migrants and humanitarian entrants in the community.
This will include activities across Australia from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2023.
For more information please visit this page on the The Department of Social Services site