Monday, 7 December 2020

Extra funding boost for local volunteer organisations in Hinkler

Three community groups in Hinkler will benefit from a share of $2.7 million from the Morrison Government to support the work of local volunteers.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said volunteers are an integral part of our society, especially during difficult times.

“On December 5 we mark International Volunteer Day and celebrate the contribution of charity and community groups across Hinkler as they continue to support the vulnerable and strengthen our community,” Mr Pitt said.

“Our community has been impacted by drought and coronavirus this year and help is still needed by many.

“Congratulations to the following organisations which have been successful under this supplementary grant round:

  • Apex Club of Bundaberg, Inc $3,000
  • Hervey Bay Motocross Club Inc. $2,000
  • United Warriors Football Club Inc $1,438

“This additional funding will go a long way in helping even more local organisations and their volunteers to continue their important work, through what has been a very tough year,” he said.

The grants awarded are between $1,000 and $5,000 and will enable local organisations to better support their volunteers to purchase small equipment, pay fuel, transport and training costs.

Volunteer peak bodies across all states and territories are distributing the funding based on the needs of the sector in each state or territory.

The 2020-21 Volunteer Grants round is expected to open mid-2021. Subscribe on the Community Grants Hub to be alerted to this and other grant listings. 

For more information on volunteering, visit the Volunteering Australia website.

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