Four local organisations in the north will benefit from Federal volunteer grants Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, has announced.
Coober Pedy Retail Business & Tourism Association will use a grant of $3,226 to purchase a portable PA system to be used at outdoor functions particularly the annual Opal Fest.
The Friends of Parks Oodnadatta will build a storage shed with a $5,000 grant and William Creek Gymkhana Incorporated will use $1,200 to purchase a refrigerator.
Marree & District Progress Association will benefit from $1,000 grant for a large chest freezer that will allow volunteers to store perishable items and ice for community events.
“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” Mr Ramsey said.
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April 1, 2019