NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR ICONIC COMMUNITY HUB IN FITZROY
The Fitzroy Learning Network (FLN) is set to receive over two million dollars to ensure they can continue providing support and care to newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers in our community for decades to come.
The Andrews Labor Government today announced it will contribute $2.1 million to the FLN to create an upgraded, vibrant, functional and iconic community space.
Member for Richmond, Richard Wynne visited the FLN to announce the funding, which comes ahead of Refugee Week 2018.
Fitzroy Learning Network has delivered education and training programs for refugees, asylum seekers and other new arrivals, for the past 33 years. The $2.1 million has been provided through the Government’s Community Support Fund and will allow the FLN to significantly upgrade their premises at 198 Napier Street Fitzroy.
They’ll have more space to run educational programs – such as English language classes, sewing skills, computer skills and business leadership courses, as well as for community gatherings and cultural events.
FLN has been operating in Fitzroy since 1984 and is a Registered Training Organisation, a Learn Local Centre and a Community Neighbourhood House.
The Community Support Fund allocates more than $100 million a year to support a range of community-based organisations and councils building strong and sustainable communities.
Quotes attributable to Member for Richmond Richard Wynne
“Ahead of Refugee Week 2018, I’m proud to announce that this vital organisation will receive funding to match the level of commitment, love and compassion that the staff, volunteers and students put into Fitzroy Learning Network everyday”.