Eblen charity, Eblens Childrens Fund, has received a substantial boost in funding from the Department of Health and is set to receive up to $500,000.
The money was announced in the latest annual budget published by the Department on Tuesday.
The department said the funds will help the charity run its operations, build capacity and expand services to its clients.
In a statement, the Department said the $500k will help Eblened raise $50,000 per month for its “ongoing community work”.
It said the funding will also go towards the development of a “national network of service providers” that will assist the charity with its “complex outreach and engagement needs”.
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, in a statement to the ABC, said the fund will provide “an ongoing and significant contribution” to Ebled, including for the organisation’s “ongoed community work, development of capacity, training and mentoring”.
“The funding is part of the Government’s commitment to provide the most effective, efficient and cost-effective way of providing vital support to disadvantaged children and young people, with an emphasis on children who are in care,” the department said.
It said the government was continuing to invest in the Ebles and Eblena family-based organisation “to ensure Ebleds vital services, which are vital for the wellbeing of children and their families, are accessible and affordable to them”.
Earlier this year, the department announced a further $500K over four years to support the organisation.
The funding will allow Ebleny to continue its “unusual” outreach to vulnerable children and families and “develops capacity and capacity for capacity building” as part of its work.
“Through its innovative and collaborative work, EBLens aims to provide vital services to children and vulnerable families,” the statement said.
“We recognise the need to engage children and to build capacity in communities and provide effective support to families.”
Eblen will also provide more than 20,000 free community service packages and help provide more education and training to more than 7,000 children, young people and families each year.
EBLEN says it has had a “phenomenal response” to its $500M investment, and is now aiming to double its support.
The charity was established in 1949 and is a non-profit organization.
It is based in the Australian Capital Territory, and its staff include some of the countrys most well-known charities, such as the Ethel Beacons Fund, which provides services for children with severe mental health and addiction issues.
Earlier, it received a $100K grant from the Government to assist in building a new, state-of-the-art facility to house the organisation and its more than 40 staff.
The state-owned facility will be the largest in the country, and will also house the largest family-centred group in Australia.