NSW comes to the help of temporary migrants, issues grant

NSW announcement

In an effort to help Australia’s vulnerable temporary migrants in distress due to COVID-19, NSW (New South Wales) has issued an emergency grant. These migrants are also those who are excluded from the assistance plan of the federal government.

The grant will be extended to support specialist migrant and settlement services. They have been working to the aid of migrant communities since the pandemic outbreak started affecting people from the beginning of this year.

The funding follows the $2 million grant money already distributed. It’s been distributed for the immediate emergency relief of asylum workers, will be allocated under 2 streams.

The $2 million under the first stream will be used to provide Australia work permit holders with medical support, transport, telecommunication facilities, food and supplies, and essential housing. It will help them as they live through the pandemic.

Another $2 million under the second stream will be given to organizations to support service delivery. The service will be rendered via community support workers and culturally specific caseworkers. The fund will also be used to meet outreach transport costs for communities that are isolated. It also covers translation and interpreting services.

The asylum seekers and international students excluded from the scope of this funding have been kept so by the government of NSW as they have received help under a previous funding.

Temporary visa holders who are looking for financial support must apply by 4 pm on July 27, 2020.

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