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Anglicare WA benefits from Lotterywest grant

Wednesday, 13 July 2016
  • $2.1 million Lotterywest grant for refurbishment of Geoffrey Sambell Centre
  • New facilities will cater to increased counselling, youth and family support programs

Premier Colin Barnett today officially opened Anglicare WA's refurbished Geoffrey Sambell Centre in East Perth, made possible with the support of a $2.1 million Lotterywest grant.

The opening coincides with the organisation celebrating four decades of providing support to about 32,000 West Australians annually.

Mr Barnett acknowledged Anglicare WA's significant history of helping people in need and said the centre's refurbishment would allow the organisation to meet growing demand for its services.

"For 40 years, the staff and volunteers of Anglicare WA have provided valuable support services to West Australians experiencing relationship issues, financial problems and housing difficulties," he said.

"The Geoffrey Sambell Centre refurbishment means Anglicare WA will now have modern functional facilities from which counselling and support services can be provided to about 4,670 families and individuals each year."

The three-storey building includes 2,000 square metres of office space housing 80 staff and incorporates nine counselling rooms, two children's rooms, four flexible group rooms and a multipurpose activity room.

Anglicare WA's largest ever Lotterywest grant of $2.1 million supported the major property improvements including the redesign of the public entrance and reception, upgrade of air-conditioning and security systems, replacement of floor coverings, partitioning and office furniture.

The total cost of the property improvements was $3 million, with the Murray-Jones Charitable Trust contributing $500,000 and Anglicare WA $400,000.

Fact File

  • Anglicare WA's Geoffrey Sambell Centre is located at 23 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth
  • The centre is named after Archbishop Geoffrey Sambell, who was appointed Perth's Anglican Archbishop in 1969
  • WA is the only State where money raised from lottery products is distributed directly back to the community to support not-for-profit organisations
  • Last financial year, Lotterywest raised $281.41 million to support the WA community
  • For more information, visit http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants

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