Volunteers in Groom 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 2700 community organisations would benefit from a grant to support the work of volunteers.
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the Turnbull Government’s investment in our communities is delivering vital support to Groom’s community organisations which help many of our most vulnerable citizens.
“The latest Volunteer Grants will assist 11 local groups including Toowoomba BMX Oakey Junior Rugby League Oakey Historical Museum and the Depression Support Network which shared in $40 000 in grant monies ” Dr McVeigh said.
“The grants of between $1000 and $5000 enable Groom organisations to better support their volunteers by purchasing much-needed equipment training and transport ” he said.
“Next week from May 8 is National Volunteer Week when we acknowledge the important work of our volunteers and their organisations in building stronger communities.
“The energy expertise and time our volunteers give to our community support those most in need and represents what Australian communities are all about.
“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:
Organisation Grant Use
Oakey Junior Rugby League $5000 Furniture
Depression Support Network (Toowoomba) $5000 Training costs
Toowoomba BMX Club $1200 Travel costs
Toowoomba African Multicultural Association $3790 Training/travel
Quota International (Toowoomba) $3500 Travel costs
Rangers Baseball Club $5000 Training/travel
Wirraglen Support Group $1200 Travel costs
Toowoomba Together Computer $3500 Equipment
St Vincent de Paul Society (Toowoomba) $5000 Equipment
St Vincent de Paul Society (Oakey) $3500 Furniture
Oakey Historical Museum $1747 Travel costs