Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is delighted to announce 41 organisations have been successful under the Volunteer Grants 2015/2016 program in Grey and will receive total funding of $144,858.
“The Australian Government has allocated $20 million in Volunteer Grants in recognition of the valuable role volunteers play in building more resilient and cohesive communities and supporting individual participation in community life.
“Volunteering has a strong presence throughout our community, whether it be helping out with local sporting teams and land care groups, responding to natural disasters and emergencies, or helping local charities support some of our most disadvantaged people.
“Money is hard to come by for organisations whose volunteers work hard and give up their time in the community and these grants are a great way to purchase new equipment, buy tools, improve safety and first-aid and reimburse fuel costs.”
Successful organisations the Yorke Peninsula include:
- Friends of Port Moorowie $1,649 for landscaping/gardening, tools/power tools/construction tools
- Meals on Wheels Moonta Branch $5,000 for contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs, electronic/audio/video (non-computer related), office equipment, whitegoods and major appliances
- Port Broughton Golf Club $1,499 for household/cleaning items
- Port Broughton Historical Society $1,588 for household/cleaning items, indoor furniture and appliances, office equipment
- Diocese of Willochra Kadina $2,750 for outdoor furniture and equipment, whitegoods and major appliances
- Diocese of Willochra Point Pearce $1,100 for outdoor furniture and equipment
- Warooka Progress Association $5,000 for electronic/audio/video
- Uniting Care Wesley Country Port Victoria $3,500 for contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs, contribution to the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs
- Wallaroo Football Club $5,000 for indoor furniture and appliances, office equipment
“I congratulate these organisations on their success and acknowledge the great job volunteers do in our communities,” Mr Ramsey said.
“I look forward to catching up with many as I travel around the electorate.
“The volunteer grants are run every two years and I encourage eligible voluntary organisations to apply in future rounds.”