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GIVING BACK TO OUR VOLUNTEERS IN CALARE $78,048 IN VOLUNTEER GRANTS AWARDED

GIVING BACK TO OUR VOLUNTEERS IN CALARE  $78,048 IN VOLUNTEER GRANTS AWARDED

Volunteers in Calare are among nearly 100,000 volunteers across Australia benefiting from $10 million in Australian Government grants to support community organisations.

Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, announced that almost 2,700 community organisations would benefit from a grant to support the work of volunteers.

Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee said the Coalition Government’s investment in our communities is delivering vital support to the Central West’s small community organisations, which help many of our most vulnerable citizens.

“The Volunteer Grants will assist a range of local groups Men’s Sheds, for [Electorate], [Name] said.

“The grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 enable [location’s] organisations to better support their volunteers by purchasing much-needed equipment, training and transport,” [Minister/Member] said.

The following grants have been awarded in Calare:

  • $2,500 to the Cudal and District Mens Shed for power and construction tools;
  • $1,000 to the Salvation Army, Bathurst for kitchen appliances, outdoor furniture and equipment;
  • $5,000 to the Wellington Golf Club for electronics, outdoor furniture and equipment;
  • $2,094 to Mid Macquarie Landcare, Wellington for the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs and kitchen appliances;
  • $2,500 to Mudgee Public School for coffee cart and computer equipment;
  • $3,000 to the Wellington and District Cricket Association for kitchen appliances, whitegoods and major appliances;
  • $2,800 to the Lions Club of Geurie for power and construction tools;
  • $4,900 to the Wellington Town Band for the reimbursement of fuel costs and for new office equipment;
  • $5,000 to the Blayney Shire Community Mens Shed for power and construction tools;
  • $1,500 to the School of Arts Community Hall, Carcoar for household cleaning items, kitchen appliances and power tools;
  • $1,500 to the Portland Men’s Shed for the contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs;
  • $4,550 to the Barton Park Giant Trees Arboretum, Wallerawang for the reimbursement of fuel costs, and for outdoor equipment and furniture;
  • $5,000 to the Mingaan Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation, Hartley for computer equipment, office equipment, outdoor furniture and equipment;
  • $4,800 to the Little River Landcare Group Incorporated for electronic/audio equipment;
  • $5,000 to Pay it Forward Community Shed Orange for computer equipment, reimbursement of fuel costs and reimbursement of volunteers’ training cost; and
  • $5,000 to the Wellington Multi Service Centre for the contribution to reimbursement of fuel costs and volunteer training.

“The energy, expertise and time our volunteers give to our community supports those most in need and represents what Australian communities are all about – giving a helping hand,” Mr Gee said.

“I’m glad to see that our local organisations will have this support to continue their valuable work.”

For a full list of successful recipients and information about Volunteer Grants, go to:
www.dss.gov.au/volunteer-grants