1/05/2017

Grants for Wide Bay volunteer community groups

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien today announced that 40 community groups in Wide Bay will share in more than $160,000 to support the work of almost 1,200 volunteers.

“The Coalition Government’s Volunteer Grants program has allocated $163,857 to 40 community groups in Wide Bay, enabling them to purchase new equipment, and meet training and transport costs,” Mr O’Brien said.

“These grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 enable local organisations to better support their volunteers.

“Our communities wouldn’t be the same without the efforts of local volunteers, doing the extraordinary, improving the lives of others.

“In a diverse range of ways, community groups supported by volunteers, deliver services, support and assistance.  This funding recognizes the work and contributions of volunteers, who give their time and energy to help build stronger, more cohesive communities.

“I’m glad that our local organisations will have this support to continue their valuable work and I congratulate the organisations on the success of their applications,” Mr O’Brien said.

Mr O’Brien added that next week, from 8th May, is National Volunteer Week, and encouraged everyone to 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 supports those most in need and represents what Australian communities are all about – giving a helping hand.

“If you know of a volunteer who deserves special recognition, please visit the One Stop Shop page on my website www.llewobrien.com.au to access a volunteer nomination form, or call my office on 4121 2936 and I can arrange to present them with a certificate to thank them for their service.”

 

Provider Name

Funding

Requested Items

No. of Volunteers to benefit

Tin Can Bay Fishing Club Inc

$3,725

Indoor furniture and appliances, Kitchen Appliances, Landscaping / Gardening, Outdoor furniture and equipment

55

Bauple & District Recreation Ground Association Inc.

$2,400

Kitchen Appliances

20

Murgon SES Support Group

$5,000

Contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs, First aid and safety, Tools / power tools / construction tools, Whitegoods and major appliances

20

Gympie Volunteer First Aid Services Inc

$5,000

Contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs, Contribution to the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs, First aid and safety

35

South Burnett First Aid Volunteers Inc.

$5,000

Contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs, Contribution to the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs, First aid and safety

15

Kilkivan Bowls Club Inc

$5,000

First aid and safety, Kitchen Appliances, Whitegoods and major appliances

17

Murgon Lions Club Incorporated

$5,000

Electronic / audio / video (non-computer related), Landscaping / Gardening

11

Moffatdale Primary P&C Association

$5,000

Computer equipment, Whitegoods and major appliances

15

Cherbourg Historical Precinct Group Inc.

$4,900

Contribution to costs of undertaking background screening checks of volunteers, Heating/Cooling, Landscaping / Gardening, Outdoor furniture and equipment, Tools / power tools / construction tools

10

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Inc

$3,000

First aid and safety, Outdoor furniture and equipment

120

Cooloola Coast Medical Transport Inc.

$3,099

Computer equipment

2

Pony Club Association Of QLD Burnett Zone 7 Inc

$5,000

Contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs, Contribution to the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs

13

Tin Can Bay Resource And Referral Association (Incorporated)

$1,650

Computer equipment, Office Equipment (non-computer and non-consumables)

9

Kandanga Tennis Club Incorporated

$2,500

Computer equipment, Contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs

7

Widgee District Hall & Recreation Association Inc

$2,063

Kitchen Appliances, Storage, Whitegoods and major appliances

40

Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed Inc

$4,500

First aid and safety, Landscaping / Gardening

29

Peter Maher, Gympie

$3,500

Computer equipment, Landscaping / Gardening

114

Peter Maher, Noosaville

$2,300

Heating/Cooling, Household / cleaning items (non-kitchen)

15

Heart Of Gold International Short Film Festival Inc

$4,988

Contribution to costs of undertaking background screening checks of volunteers, Contribution to the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs, Electronic / audio / video (non-computer related), Office Equipment (non-computer and non-consumables)

79

Antigua & District Community Association Inc

$4,440

First aid and safety, Heating/Cooling, Landscaping / Gardening, Storage, Tools / power tools / construction tools

40

The Lions Club of Tin Can Bay Inc.

$4,640

Landscaping / Gardening, Tools / power tools / construction tools

6

Gympie Diggers Football Club Inc

$5,000

Contribution to the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs

10

Cooloola Trail Care Alliance Incorporated

$4,800

Contribution to the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs, First aid and safety

4

Cooloola Cove Residents & Friends Inc.

$5,000

Computer equipment, Contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs, First aid and safety, Landscaping / Gardening, Office Equipment (non-computer and non-consumables)

22

Rattler Railway Company Ltd

$4,800

Computer equipment, First aid and safety

30

Maryborough Clay Target Club Inc.

$5,000

Computer equipment, Indoor furniture and appliances, Office Equipment (non-computer and non-consumables), Outdoor furniture and equipment

100

Noosa Touch Association Inc

$2,500

Outdoor furniture and equipment

15

Mary Valley Stags Rugby League Club Inc

$3,000

Computer equipment

4

Cooloola Coast Youth Activity Project Inc

$5,000

Contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs, Electronic / audio / video (non-computer related), Heating/Cooling, Storage

24

Friends Of Amamoor Inc.

$5,000

Storage

15

Rotary Club Of Murgon Inc

$5,000

Contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs, Electronic / audio / video (non-computer related), First aid and safety, Storage

17

Cooloola Human Services Network Association Inc

$5,000

Contribution to costs of undertaking background screening checks of volunteers, Contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs, Contribution to the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs, First aid and safety

35

Pomona/Cooroy & District Australian Football Club Inc.

$4,500

Contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs, First aid and safety, Whitegoods and major appliances

25

Kandanga Cemetery Assoc Inc

$5,000

Contribution to the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs, Landscaping / Gardening, Outdoor furniture and equipment

25

Manumbar Campdraft and Hall Association Inc

$5,000

Kitchen Appliances, Whitegoods and major appliances

25

Chatsworth Hall Committee Incorporated

$2,100

Whitegoods and major appliances

8

Doonvilla Football Club Inc

$5,000

Computer equipment, First aid and safety, Storage

75

Elizabeth Lowrie & Deborough Hannam AFT Maryborough Mural Project Charitable

$2,955

Computer equipment, Contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs, Electronic / audio / video (non-computer related), Outdoor furniture and equipment

6

Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association

$4,497

Computer equipment

20

Kim Walters, Gympie

$2,000

Contribution to the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs

50

 

$163857

 

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