Six local organisations will benefit from Federal volunteer grants Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, announced today.
Georgetown Memorial Bowling Club, will receive $4592 to purchase outdoor furniture. Gladstone Bowling Club will use their grant of $2,399 to acquire a foldable engine crane which will improve safety when volunteers are working on machinery maintenance.
Quorn Cricket Club will be able to buy a much needed cricket pitch roller with a grant of $5,000.
Wirrabara Sporting Reserve Committee’s grant of $4,950 will be used to purchase a commercial dishwasher.
Gladstone Community Development and Tourism Association, will receive $2,500 for a much needed computer and printer. Port Broughton Combined Sporting Clubs, $3,800 for various equipment
“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