- Department of Social Services (DSS): From 1 July 2012 funding for services predominantly working with people aged over 65 under the Home and Community Care (HACC) program moved from the NSW Government to the Commonwealth Government. Inner West Neighbour Aid’s client base is over 90% frail older people and as such DSS is our primary funding body for Home Maintenance and Social Support services. The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a national program also funded by DSS. The scheme aims to enrich the lives of people living in residential aged care who have limited community and family connections and would benefit from a friendly visitor. As a community based auspice, our role is to match volunteers with people living in aged care homes in the inner west based on similar interests, personalities and outlooks on life.
- Department of Family and Community Services (DFaCS), Ageing, Disability and Home Care: State and territory governments will continue to fund HACC services for non-Indigenous people aged under 65 years (under 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people). We currently receive approximately 6% of our government funding from DFaCS.
Clubs that earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue provide funding for community projects and services. Inner West Neighbour Aid has been very generously supported by local clubs in recent years including:
- Ashfield RSL Club
- Club Ashfield
- Wests Ashfield Leagues Club
- Club Burwood RSL
- Canada Bay Club