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  • $2 million grant program established for local community organisations working with partners helping on the ground in India.
  • India records more than 350,000 new cases and thousands of deaths every day.
  • Complements initiatives already underway including more PPE, medical supplies and equipment.

$2 million will go towards a Western Australian grant program that will be available to local Indian community organisations who are already working with partners to provide on-the-ground support in India.

WA Indian organisations are already providing support through the provision and installation of oxygen concentrates in hospitals, the sourcing and provision of ventilators and grants to those vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the Indian society. 

The grant program will be administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Eligible organisations will be required to show they are a registered charity and are delivering support through a genuine registered organisation in India.

Western Australians can also make donations to Sewa International Australia, a registered not-for-profit organisation that has a presence in India, which is also raising funds for the COVID-19 plight in India.

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Page reviewed 30 July 2019