Three local volunteer organisations will benefit from grants up to $5000 Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced.
Port Augusta West Football Club will purchase a shelter for match days and a portable BBQ. The Salvation Army will acquire a defibrillator to give quick access to life saving first aid in an emergency situation and the Outback Communities Authority will hold a forum which will bring people together from right across the outback.
“These grants make a real difference to 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
“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 by in this case enabling them purchase equipment or help in facilitate programs.
“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