Three local organisations in Whyalla will benefit from Federal volunteer grants Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced.
Whyalla FM. Public Broadcasting Association will receive $3,835.98 for outdoor broadcasting equipment so they can broadcast from events like the Christmas Pageant, Unearthed Whyalla, NAIDOC week and others. South Whyalla Cricket Club are very pleased they will be able to use their $4,000 grant to purchase first aid kits, a computer and printer, and gardening equipment.
The Whyalla Art Group grant of $2,750 will cover volunteer costs and the purchase of a refrigerator.
“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.”
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April 1, 2019