23 Jul 2013

Funding boost for budgeting services

6:23 pm on 23 July 2013

Extra government funding for budgeting services has been spread across 92 organisations.

The Social Development Minister announced a $1.5 million boost in funding for budgeting services in the May Budget, and on Tuesday released a list of the recipients.

Paula Bennett says the funding has been aimed at organisations with the greatest need and those facing high demand for their services.

The biggest allocation of $110,000 will go to the Federation of Family Budgeting Services in Wellington.

The Salvation Army will receive $73,000 and the Mangere Budgeting Service Trust in Auckland $45,000.