Cost of Living @Schools 2024

This year the Southside Initiative will team up with Care to bring "Cost Of Living Expos" to schools in the Tuggeranong region. Whilst the event will be hosted at a different school each term, this is a community event and open to all families who live in the area, and beyond. 

The Southside Initiative Cost of Living Expos are opportunities for families to tap into local supports and to connect with community services. These include:

  • CARE Financial - Rent Relief Program (max $2,500) 
  • Vinnies - Home Energy Tune Up 
  • ActewAGL - Electricity Vouchers 
  • Services Australia / Centerlink 
  • Gugan Gulwan 
  • Various Family Support Services inc Canberra PCYC, Red Cross, Pam's Pantry, Conflict Resolution Service and Communities at Work. 

The morning will include a free BBQ breakfast plus there will be prizes to win including a Care $100 Woolworths gift voucher for one lucky family. 

Term 1 - Cost Of Living Wanniassa  

School: Wanniassa School (Jr Campus) 
Date: Wed 6 March
Time: School drop off 9am - 10:30am
Free Bacon and Egg Breaky: Yes 

Term 2 - Cost Of Living Richardson  

School: Richardson Primary School 
Date: Friday 3 May 
Time: School drop off 9am -10:30am
Free Bacon and Egg Breaky: Yes 

Term 3 - TBC

Term 4 - TBC 

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