Three local organisations will benefit from Federal volunteer grants Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey has announced.
The Kimba and Gawler Ranges Historical Society will receive $3,692 to purchase computer equipment to document history, letters, memorabilia and scan photos. This is will enable the production of documents and presentations to be saved and housed within the Kimba museum collection. The new equipment will also be used by Job Seekers who will gain useful skills and by school students producing their Local History Project.
Arno Bay Boardwalk Incorporated will use a $1,850 to purchase equipment to be used by volunteers for maintenance work. “This award winning boardwalk is a credit to the volunteers in the Arno Bay area who put so much time into making sure it is a top attraction for visitors.” Mr Ramsey said
The Kimba Cricket Association will also benefit with a $3,000 grant to purchase iPads and equipment necessary for modern score management and uniform reporting of match statistics.
“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 root 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