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Landry Delivers Funding for Local Volunteers

Community groups in Capricornia are set to benefit from the Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, delivering $66,225 in funding to support their volunteers.

Michelle Landry MP emphasised that the funds will be directed towards supporting 22 community organisations throughout the Capricornia region. This support aims to assist the dedicated volunteers in recognition of their hard work and contribution to the community.

“This additional funding will go a long way in helping local organisations and their volunteers to continue their crucial work in supporting the vulnerable and strengthening our community.

“Volunteering acts as an effective pathway to employment, fosters community participation and breaks down the barriers of marginalisation.

“To all volunteers in Capricornia, thank you for the work you do to make our communities a better place to live.

“Congratulations to the successful community groups. This funding is well deserved,” Ms Landry said.

The 2023-24 Volunteer Grants offer organisations funding ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to enhance the efforts of their volunteers. This includes the ability to acquire minor equipment, offer training sessions, cover fuel expenses, raise awareness about volunteer opportunities, or update policies and procedures to bolster member safety.

Successful recipients of the 2023-24 Volunteer Grants are:

OrganisationProjectFunding awarded
Moranbah BMX ClubFirst aid training$2,200
Moranbah Highlanders Swimming club  Lifeguard training & clubhouse fridge  $1,625
Moranbah Pistol ClubFuel costs$2,797
Collinsville Bowling ClubLine marking machine$1,000
Kidney Support NetworkUniforms and fuel vouchers$1,375
Pioneer Valley Golf ClubHydraulic cart hoist$4,000
QCWA Nebo & Sarina Range BranchIT equipment$3,000
Sarina District Progress AssociationIT equipment$2,851
Sarina Surf Life Saving ClubFuel vouchers$1,000
Sarina Western Performance & Quarter Horse ClubBarrells, BBQ, outdoor equipment, blue card and police checks$3,000
Capricorn Coast LandcareUniforms and fuel vouchers$3,150
Rockhampton Equestrian GroupFuel vouchers$2,000
The Caves RFSTrailer$5,000
Yeppoon Surf Life Saving ClubJet ski training$4,419
Bluebirds United Football ClubDefibrillator and fridge$5,000
Brothers Australian Football ClubTraining$2,000
Capricorn Helicopter Rescue ServiceOrganise and host Volunteer Expo$4,000
Central Queensland Family History AssociationIT equipment$5,000
Colts Rugby Union ClubMarquees and fuel voucher$3,081
Glenmore Bulls Australian Rules Football ClubLine marker$3,900
Meals on Wheels RockhamptonFuel vouchers$4,000
Rockhampton Orchid SocietyIT equipment$1,827

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