The Victorian Government is ensuring all Victorians can continue to access the critical help they need to stay safe and well with more than $27 million for food and financial relief for our most vulnerable, a boost to family violence services, and more support for our culturally diverse communities.
Building on $30 million announced in June, the boost will help support more Victorians affected by restrictions, delays in the vaccine roll-out, and the continued risk of coronavirus outbreaks.
A $6 million Food Relief Financial Reserve will ensure Victorians facing financial stress can continue to access healthy food, while a further $3.7 million will be allocated to our partners across local government and the Red Cross to support thousands of families required to isolate in their homes to keep others safe.
The package includes $5.9 million to extend the Extreme Hardship Support Program to 31 December 2021. Delivered by the Red Cross, the program provides support to people on temporary and provisional visas and undocumented migrants facing extreme financial hardship who are ineligible for Commonwealth payments.
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