Keith Pitt thanks volunteers for important role they play
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt has congratulated Bundaberg organisations which were successful under the Volunteer Grants program.
“I’m pleased that 47 local organisations in Hinkler have been successful under Volunteer Grants and will share in $177,480 from the Coalition Government that will be used to deliver services and strengthen the local community,” he said.
Mr Pitt held a morning tea at the QCWA Hall in Bundaberg to present the groups with certificates.
“Volunteers play a critical role in helping shape Australia and building stronger and more resilient communities.
“Their generosity permeates almost every aspect of Australian society, whether it be helping out local sporting clubs or land care groups, assisting our most disadvantaged, or helping recover from natural disasters.”
The grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 are designed to help not‑for‑profit community organisations support their volunteers and deliver services through the purchase of small equipment items – such as computers – reimbursement for volunteers’ fuel and transport costs or to offset the costs of training and background screening checks.
The Volunteers Grants Program is a $20 million Coalition Government initiative designed to recognise the valuable work undertaken by volunteers in local communities across Australia.
Further information on the Volunteers Grants Program head to: https://www.dss.gov.au/grants.
Successful organisations in the BUNDABERG region:
Across the Waves Bocce Club $4,379
Across the Waves Rugby League Football Club Inc $2,818
Across the Waves Softball Club (Bundaberg) Inc $2,800
Australian Air League – Bundaberg Squadron $4,830
Bargara District Branch Little Athletics Centre Inc $5,000
Bundaberg & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc $3,697
Bundaberg Aboriginal Corporation for Women $3,370
Bundaberg Basketball Inc. $4,941
Bundaberg Cricket Association Incorporation $4,500
Bundaberg District Toy Library for Children with Special Needs Incorporated $5,000
Bundaberg Lions Club Inc $5,000
Bundaberg Pain Support Group $3,925
Bundaberg Past Brothers Rugby League Football Assc Inc. $4,700
Bundaberg Railway Historical Society Inc. $1,238
Bundaberg Western Suburbs Netball Club Inc $1,400
BUSHkids Bundaberg Centre $2,160
Coral Coast Community Care Inc $2,100
Coral Coast Community Care Inc $2,000
Global Care – Australia. the overarching body for Global Care Bundaberg $4,857
Guides Queensland – Elouera Campsite Committee $4,000
Guides Queensland – Hinkler District $3,000
Isis District Historical Society Inc. $3,115
Northern Districts Referees Association Inc. $4,200
OL MERI WANTOK – BUNDABERG INC $4,170
Oldies Angels Inc. $4,495
Special Olympics Bundaberg $2,798
St John Ambulance Australia (Qld) – Bundaberg Division $3,556
Teen Angels $4,653
Wide Bay Capricorn Branch Inc $4,143
Wide Bay Cricket Inc $3,000
YMCA Junior Cricket $4,600
Zonta Cub of Bundaberg Inc $3,559