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Extra Funding Boost For Local Volunteer Organisations in Capricornia

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

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.

Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, 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 Central Queensland as they continue to support the vulnerable and strengthen our community,” Ms Landry said.

“I’m pleased to support the Liberal-National Government’s grant funding for 9 organisations in Capricornia as part of this supplementary grant round.”

“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,” Ms Landry said.

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.

The list of successful applicants of the 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grant in Central Queensland include:

  1. Fitzroy Sharks Junior Rugby League Football Club INC – $3,600
  2. Full Draw Field Archers – $5,000
  3. Rockhampton Men’s Shed Inc – $4,331
  4. Bluebirds United Football Club Inc – $2,000
  5. Wowan Bowls Club Inc. – $4,890
  6. Emu Park Historical Museum Society Inc – $4,000
  7. Blair Athol Clermont Bowls Club Inc – $5,000
  8. Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association Inc – $1,200
  9. U3A Mackay Inc. (University of the Third Age Mackay Inc) – $4,870

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