Labor promises increased funding for emergency relief organisations, including Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre will receive $30,000 under a Labor plan to provide $40 million over four years to emergency relief organisations across the country.

Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman promoted the policy in Winmalee on Tuesday (April 16), alongside Labor's spokeswoman on families and communities, Senator Jenny McAllister.

Labor has also pledged to provide funding to other organisations including $588,000 to Anglican Community Services, $317,000 to Wesley Community Services, and $3 million to the Salvation Army to deliver services across the ACT, NSW and Queensland. It also plans to double the number of financial counsellors across the country and expand low cost alternatives to pay day loans for low-income Australians.

"Under the Liberals everything is going up except wages. The cost of living is skyrocketing and families are struggling to keep their heads above water," said Senator McAllister.

"Emergency relief organisations help Australians who are falling through the cracks. We need to support Australians in financial hardship, not give more handouts for big banks and the top end of town."

Susan Templeman said: "Relief organisations such as Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre provide incredibly important support to families in need of help. I know that many families in the Blue Mountains are doing it tough and are reaching out to these services.

"Labor will make sure that emergency relief organisations in the Blue Mountains have the resources they need to support Australians who have nowhere else to turn."