Funding Up to June 2023 for Aspleycare Charity Secured

Photo Credit: Our Lady and St Dympna Parish - Aspley /

Community organisation Aspleycare has secured much needed funding for it to be able to keep delivering vital emergency relief services for the next three and a half years.

Through the help of Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP, Federal Government  funding amounting to $157,500 has been confirmed, enabling the organisation to provide emergency relief in the form of food vouchers and parcels, financial assistance, and medical prescriptions, through June 2023.

“Aspleycare President Tom Borger approached me at the end of last year, when the group’s application for funding fell through,” said Luke Howarth MP.

“Over the next few months, we worked together to find a new avenue of funding.

“The organisation is a huge part of the Aspley community, and the work they do stretches far beyond the suburb, reaching and helping people from all walks of life who are doing it tough.

“For many years now, I’ve been working hard to ensure locals have the infrastructure, resources and opportunities we need to prosper in this great country.

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“I’m thrilled to have been able to help Aspleycare secure funding, so the hardworking members of this organisation can continue their vital work,” Mr Howarth said.

Aspleycare president Tom Borger described the securing of funding as a miracle which he said would mean the organisation will be able to deliver emergency relief to 32 suburbs instead of just 10.

Aspleycare is a ministry of Our Lady and St Dympna’s Parish in Aspley. The community organisation started in 1979 and is composed of volunteers coming from both the parish and the general community.