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LITGHOW COMMUNITY GROUPS RECEIVE VOLUNTEER GRANTS

LITGHOW COMMUNITY GROUPS RECEIVE VOLUNTEER GRANTS

Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee today announced $5,570 in federal funding for two community groups in Lithgow through the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants program.

“The Inner Wheel Club of Lithgow is celebrating 60 years of service to the Lithgow community,” Mr Gee said.

“I’m delighted the club has received a $1,000 Volunteer Grant to help purchase a microphone, speaker system, projector and other audio equipment for their meetings and fundraising events. This will be of great benefit to the wonderful volunteers.”

Mr Gee also announced a $4,570 Volunteer Grant for the Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre.

“The Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that plays an important role in the Lithgow community.

“This grant will enable the centre to purchase ten iPads for their volunteers to help them communicate more efficiently and continue to assist members of the community.

“Volunteers are absolutely vital in our country communities and I’m delighted the Federal Government is supporting organisations like the Lithgow Inner Wheel Clun and Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre.”

The Australian Government has invested $20 million in Volunteer Grants 2018 in recognition of the valuable role volunteers play in building more resilient and cohesive communities and supporting individual participation in community life.