December 12, 2014
Cash for new budgeting ideas
The government is putting another $2 million into community budgeting services.
Demand for services has been growing as levels of child poverty and inequality stay high, particularly among Maori and Pacific Island families.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the extra money will go to 97 community groups.
About $400,000 will got for pilot programmes aimed at delivering services in new ways including virtually, in libraries and schools as well as delivering to new groups including people on community-based sentences.
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