Four local organisations will benefit from Federal volunteer grants Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced.
Three of the four organisations will use their grants for heating and cooling. Port Pirie and Districts Hockey Association will receive $5,000 for an air-conditioning and heating system in their clubrooms. The Port Pirie Golf Club has been granted $1,600 and will also use it to purchase a split system for their clubhouse kitchen and Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast’s grant of $5,000 will air-condition their Recycled Boutique/Op Shop. The $1,540 grant for Riding for the Disabled Association Port Pirie will be used to pay for volunteer background checks.
“These grants make a real difference to small community groups. Our volunteer organisations have a profound impact on the ground for local towns – both socially and economically. They are the back-bone of our rural and regional communities” Mr Ramsey said “I am pleased the government is supporting grass roots organisations.
“Thousands of volunteers in Grey regularly contribute their skills, services and time to make life better for those around them and it is good to give them a boost.
“I am very pleased with the increasing assistance we have been able to provide for community groups in regional areas through programs like the Community Sports Infrastructure Scheme, Building Stronger Communities and the Volunteer Grants. They are really only possible on the back of us getting the economy back on track.
“The Morrison Government recognises the invaluable contribution volunteers make to Australian society. Their contribution to the cohesion of our society is invaluable.”
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April 1, 2019