Volunteers and their organisations across Grey will receive funding through the Government’s $20 million Volunteer Grants round, to support the crucial role that they play within our community as Australia moves forward out of the pandemic.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced 43 community groups around Grey have been successful with a total funding of $130,450.
Among the successful recipients are Hamley Bridge Community Association who will receive $3000 to purchase a speaker system for the Hamley Bridge Institute, Arid Lands Botanic Gardens received $4000 funding to purchase tools, Port Pirie Softball Club will receive $4000 to purchase a chip cooker, Moonta Memorial Park Bowling Club will receive $3000 to purchase a kitchen fryer, Balaklava Racing Club will use the $4000 grant for a dishwasher, Arno Bay District Bowling Club will receive $3000 funding to deck out a barbecue area.
“As the local member, every day I see the value of volunteering and how dedicated locals work hard to strengthen their communities,” Mr Ramsey said.
“Grey is full of community based organisations who have worked instep with businesses and families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.”
The 2021 Volunteer Grants provide organisations with grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to help purchase equipment, training and background screening checks for their volunteers.
Volunteers are integral to many Australian organisations, with more than 8.7 million volunteers across the country giving their time freely to support their communities.
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744
December 8 2021.