Pronia is set to receive $165,000 under a Shorten Labor Government. The funding, which will occur over the next four years, is to help with emergency relief for newly-arrived Greeks and to assist in providing ongoing services to Pronia’s clients.
MP Peter Khalil has worked closely with Pronia in his electorate in the lead-up to this announcement.
“I’m so proud of the work Pronia does in the electorate of Wills in providing much needed services to the Greek community of Wills, and beyond to wider Victoria,” Mr. Khalil said.
“That’s why the Labor party decided to support these important services, unlike the Morrison Government who continue to slash funding to vital emergency relief.”
The funding comes as part of the Labor Party’s announcement to provide over $40 million over four years to emergency relief organisations around Australia.
“This is a welcomed announcement for Pronia,” said MP Maria Vamvakinou, who has been working closely with the organisation in her role as the Deputy Chair of the Migration Committee.
“This additional funding to Pronia will ensure they have the capability to offer assistance to Melbourne’s Greek community, and ensure they can care for the most vulnerable in our community.”