Riverina and Central West volunteers receive funding for their valuable work
Almost 70 community and volunteer groups in the Riverina and Central West are to share in and benefit from $10 million in grants recently announced by the Australian Government to support the nearly 100,000 volunteers in Australia.
Federal Member for Riverina and Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack has welcomed the funding as an investment in volunteers and small community organisations who deliver vital support services and assistance to the young, the elderly and so many of our most vulnerable citizens.
“The grants provided range from $1,000 to $5,000 and enable local organisations to better support their volunteers by purchasing much-needed equipment, training and transport,” Mr McCormack said.
“I’m so pleased these Volunteer Grants will assist a wide range of groups across the electorate, including funding of $4,270 for the Junee High School Parents and Friends for the purchase of whitegoods and kitchen equipment, $4,000 for the Trundle War Memorial School of Arts to purchase furniture and indoor appliances, $2,000 for Mirrool Creek Landcare to purchase computer equipment and $1,354 for electronic equipment to support the Cowra Amateur Musical and Dramatic Society.
“These Volunteer Grants will give a much-needed financial boost to organisations from sporting and service clubs, educational and social organisations to advocacy and cultural groups and while these amounts of funding may seem small, I know they have a significant impact on the ability of volunteer groups to be able to undertake the invaluable work they do in our communities.
“While I haven’t had the opportunity to meet and thank all of the volunteers in the Riverina and Central West, I was pleased at the conclusion of National Volunteers Week to meet with volunteers in Lockhart for a community barbecue to say thank you for their efforts, for the countless hours of time and labour they offer in the service of others, to give a helping hand and make our towns and villages such wonderful places to live.
“Congratulations to all groups who will receive funding as part of the Volunteer Grants program and may they continue to be supported by government and the community so they can continue their valuable work.”
A full list of successful grant recipients in the Riverina and Central West is attached and more information about the Volunteer Grants program can be obtained by visiting: www.dss.gov.au/volunteer-grants or by contacting Mr McCormack’s electorate office.
Riverina - 2017 Successful Volunteer Grant Recipients
Bland District Historical Society Incorporated
Bogan Gate Community Memorial Hall Inc.
Central West Astronomical Society
Collingullie Ashmont Kapooka Junior Australian Football Club Inc
Cootamundra Meals On Wheels Services Inc
Cowra Amateur Musical And Dramatic Society Incorporated
Cowra Show Society Inc
Eurongilly District Hall Inc
Forbes and District Historic Machinery Association Inc
Forbes And District Meals On Wheels Association Incorporated
Forbes Bland Home Modification & Maintenance Service Inc
Forbes Community Mens Shed Inc
Forbes Eisteddfod Incorporated
Forbes Handicraft Centre Inc
Forbes High School P&C Association
Forbes North Public School Parents & Citizens Association
Forbes Rugby League Football Club Inc
Forbes Town & District Band Incorporated
Forbes Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre Indigenous Corporation
Friends of Athenium Theatre & Cultural Centre Incorporated
Ganmain Grong Grong Matong Junior Football Club Inc
Gundagai/Adelong Junior Rugby League Incorporated
Illabo Show Society Inc
Illabo Sporting Bodies Incorporated
Junee High School Parents & Citizens Association
Lachlan Valley Community Radio Inc.
Lions Club of Lockhart Incorporated
Lockhart & District Little Athletics Centre Incorporated
Mirrool Creek Landcare Inc
Osborne Netball Club Incorporated
Parkes Memorial Hill Rejuvenation Incorporated
Parkes Shire Concert Band Incorporated
Parkes Shire Food Service Incorporated
Parkes Tennis Club Incorporated
Peak Hill Art Gallery Incorporated
PHFM 88.00 FM Incorporated
Red Bend Junior Rugby League Incorporated
Riding For The Disabled (NSW) Young Centre
Riverina Schoolboy Rugby League Football Carnival Inc
Rotary Club Of South Wagga Wagga (Inc)
Tarcutta Memorial Hall
Temora Town Band Incorporated
The Forbes Sports And Recreation Club Limited
The Trustee For Calare Recreation Reserve Trust
The Trustee For Garema Public Hall And Public Recreation Reserve Trust
The Wired Lab Ltd
Trundle Abba Festival Incorporated
Trundle Men's Shed
Trundle War Memorial School Of Arts Inc
West Wyalong Basketball Association Incorporated
Wirrinya Progress And Sports Association Incorporated
Yoorana Gunya Family Healing Centre Aboriginal Corporation
Young And District Family History Group Incorporated
Young Pony Club Incorporated