$2.5 mn for community programs to remove barriers to vaccination

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The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (BAPS Temple) vaccination clinic

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced $2.5 million for community programs that remove practical barriers to vaccination and support increased vaccine uptake as we move past 90 per cent of Victorians with a second dose.

It will fund practical support such as help to book a vaccination appointment or arranging childcare to enable parents to attend their appointments.

The program assists Victorians from vulnerable groups, such as people living with disability, young people, seniors, multicultural communities, social housing residents and victim survivors of family violence, an official press release said.

Funding is also available for programs to increase vaccination rates by addressing vaccine misinformation.

Eligible community organisations and neighbourhood houses are invited to apply for up to $20,000 to deliver activities that make it as easy as possible for people to get vaccinated or reduce COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.

Applications for the Local Communities Access Grants Program will be assessed on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted.


For more information and to apply, visit vic.gov.au/local-community-access-grants-program

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