Cost of Living @Schools 2024

This year the Southside Initiative will team up with Care to bring "Cost Of Living @Schools" to the Tuggeranong region. Whilst the event will be hosted at a different school each term (see below schools for 2024), this is very much a community focused event and open to all families who live in the area, and beyond. 

The Southside Initiative's Cost of Living @Schools are opportunities for parents & carers to tap into local supports and to connect with community/ family services. These services include, but not limited to:

  • CARE Financial Counselling and Capability
  • Rent Relief Grant (4 weeks worth of rent up to $2,500)
  • $100 off Voucher on ActewAGL (eligibility applies)  
  • Vinnies - Home Energy Efficiency Program 
  • ActewAGL
  • Housing ACT
  • WCS Supported Tenancy Service
  • Services Australia - Chat with a Community Engagement Officer  (Centerlink, Medicare & Family Payments) 
  • Gugan Gulwan 
  • Anglicare - Tuggeranong Emergency Relief Food Pantries; and  
  • Community family support services inc Canberra PCYC, Pam's Pantry (Free Toy Dig) and Communities at Work. 

The morning will include a FREE BBQ breakfast (for parents & carers) plus there will be prizes to win including 2 x Care $50 Woolworths gift vouchers and more. 

Term 1 - Cost Of Living Wanniassa (Completed) 

School: Wanniassa School (Jr Campus) 
Date: Wed 6 March
Time: School drop off 8:30am - 10:00am
Free Bacon and Egg Breaky: Yes for parents & carers only.
Shotclock Coffee Van - Yes 

Term 2 - Cost Of Living Richardson (Completed) 

School: Richardson Primary School 
Date: Friday 3 May 
Time: School drop off 8:30 am -10:00am
Free BBQ Breaky: Yes for everyone, parents and kids. 
Shotclock Coffee Van - Yes 

Term 3 - Cost Of Living Chisholm

School: Caroline Chisholm School Jr Campus 
Date: Thursday 8 August 
Time: 2:30 pm - 4 pm 
Free Sausage Sizzle: Yes 
Shotclock Coffee Van: No 

Term 4 - Cost of Living Theodore (TBC) 

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