Friday, 10 December 2021

Grants to support volunteers in Hinkler

Forty-six volunteer organisations across Hinkler will receive a share of the Coalition Government’s $20 million Volunteer Grants round, to support the crucial role that they play within our community.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt today announced $125,350 in funding for community organisations from across Bundaberg, Apple Tree Creek, Buxton, Burrum Heads and Hervey Bay.

“I know the important role volunteers play in keeping community organisations up and running, and I know the hard work of local volunteers continues to strengthen our community,” Mr Pitt said.

“I’m proud of the work undertaken by community organisations in Hinkler supporting individuals and families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.

“Volunteering comes in many shapes and sizes, from being a committee member, helping out at the school tuckshop, being a referee or official, or turning up to help out whenever your club or organisation needs a hand.

“I want to thank all volunteers for their time and dedication and would encourage everyone to consider volunteering if you have some time to give.”

“My hearty congratulations to the following organisations which have been successful in the 2021-22 Volunteer Grants Program:

Across the Waves Football Club

$2,325

Across the Waves Softball Club

$2,500

Australian Red Cross Bundaberg

$1,044

Bargara Bandits Softball

$1,400

Bargara Football Club

$5,000

Branyan Road State School P & C Association

$1,400

Bundaberg & District Meals on Wheels

$1,050

Bundaberg &District Neighbourhood Watch Association

$1,053

Bundaberg Basketball

$2,000

Bundaberg Gliding

$1,050

Bundaberg Hinkler Lions Club

$5,000

Bundaberg Legacy

$4,500

Bundaberg Lions Club

$1,600

Bundaberg Neighbourhood Centre

$1,400

Bundaberg Poultry Fanciers club

$2,500

Bundaberg Speedway Sedan Club

$3,200

Bundaberg Touch

$1,850

Buxton Friendship Association

$2,250

City of Bundaberg Drum Corps

$5,000

Diggers Football Club

$3,023

Elliott Heads Bowls Club

$4,000

Kalkie Primary P & C Association

$1,500

Make A Wish

$2,500

North Bundaberg Cricket Club

$2,807

Red Collar Rescue

$4,500

Rum City Motorcycle Club

$2,994

Sailability Bundaberg

$1,010

Surf Life Saving Wide Bay Capricorn Branch

$3,720

TS Navy Cadets

$2,500

U3A Bundaberg

$4,040

Bayside Transformations

$5,000

Burrum District Community Centre

$1,798

Burrum District Golf Club

$5,000

Burrum Heads Bowls Club

$3,395

Burrum Heads Neighbourhood Centre

$5,000

Burrum Heads Progress Association

$2,053

Girl Guides Burrum Head

$1,852

Hervey Bay & District Tennis

$1,440

Hervey Bay Australian Football & Cricket Club

$1,090

Hervey Bay Bowls Club

$1,950

Hervey Bay Historical Society Museum

$4,615

Hervey Bay RSL

$1,090

Hervey Bay SLSC

$2,500

Urangan Bowls Club

$1,842

Vinnies Torquay

$2,633

Wide Bay Archers

$3,966

The 2021 Volunteer Grants provide organisations with grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to help purchase equipment, training, and background screening checks for their volunteers.

More than 8.7 million volunteers across the country give their time freely to support their communities.

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