Settlement Grants

The Settlement Grants Program is funded by the Federal Department of Immigration and Citizenship to provide settlement support services to newly arrived humanitarian clients during the first five years after their arrival in Australia. This service focuses on clients residing in Mount Druitt and its surrounding suburbs.

The program delivers a range of casework, information sessions, workshops and referrals and linked to MECA’s literacy programs, driver education courses and CALD youth support service. The several components of the program are designed to support recently arrived humanitarian entrants from new and emerging communities increase as they developed independence, knowledge and the ability to navigate and access mainstream services.

Data is captured during the operation of the program to identify major areas of assistance required by service users.