Wyong based, We Care Connect, will receive $5,373 from the NSW Government’s Road Safety Grant program, which is one of 27 initiatives being funded to help reduced fatalities and injuries from road crashes.
We Care Connect collects pre-loved children’s clothing and household items and supplies them to families in need.
The $5,373 grant will enable We Care Connect to deliver a new Buckle Up Baby program which aims to assist disadvantaged families by providing and installing car seats for babies and small children.
Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said by delivering this support to people who needed it the most, We Care Connect, would also increase road safety awareness and support safer use of local roads.
Minister for Regional Roads and Transport, Paul Toole, said the grants played an important role in the delivery of the NSW Government’s Road Safety Plan 2021 which was guiding statewide efforts to reduce deaths and injuries from road crashes.
“More than 160 projects have been funded through the program since its inception in 2015, and now we’re rolling out even more because community groups are in a unique position to connect with local people about local road safety issues,” Toole said.
“Community groups can reinforce our road safety messages in targeted ways that can make a real difference in encouraging people to be safer road users.
“One life lost on our roads is one too many, so programs like this to help drive home the road safety messages will make a real difference in regional communities,” Toole said.
Media release, Dec 15
Parliamentary Secretary Central Coast, Adam Crouch