By Ray Williams

Small businesses in the Castle Hill Electorate that experienced a downturn over summer can now apply for a NSW Government support payment of up to $5,000 per week through Service NSW.

The Small Business Support Program will provide cashflow assistance to help businesses get through the recent COVID-19 outbreak and keep workers employed.

Applications can be made online through the Service NSW MyAccount, by visiting a local service centre or by calling 13 77 88. For more information visit: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/ transaction/2022-small-business-supportprogram

$200,000 TO REFURBISH LOCAL SPORTS FACILITY
Riding for the Disabled Tall Timbers is off to a winning start in 2022 following the awarding of a $200,000 NSW Government grant from the $20 million Greater Cities Sports & Recreational Facility Fund. Only 32 organisations across NSW were successful in being awarded funding in Round 2 of the Fund, so a fantastic result for this very worthwhile organisation.

BEFORE AND AFTERSCHOOL CARE VOUCHERS
Parents and carers of children enrolled in primary school will benefit from a new $155 million program for Before and After School Care (BASC) services. The $500 voucher will assist families who use BASC services by contributing to the gap fee component of their session fees. There is one voucher per child which will provide each child with approximately 60 sessions of free BASC. Providers and customers can register and apply online via a MyServiceNSW account, in the app, or by visiting their nearest Service Centre.