This week marks National Volunteer Week and 16 local community groups in Mallee will benefit from a share in $9 million of federal funding to support local volunteers across Australia.
The grants awarded are between $1,000 and $5,000, and will enable organisations in Mallee to better support their volunteers to purchase small equipment, pay fuel, transport and training costs.
Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said this funding will go a long way in supporting organisations and their volunteers through what has been a tough year.
“Mallee has been significantly impacted by drought and coronavirus this year. This funding will go a long way to support volunteers to continue their important work in the community.”
Volunteers are an integral part of our society, especially during difficult times. Their contribution is vital to ensuring that we continue to support families, provide employment pathways for young people and strengthen community resilience,” Dr Webster said.
Some of the sectors this funding will help include Men’s Sheds, Football and Netball clubs, Little Athletics and St John Ambulance.
National Volunteer Week runs from 18-24 May and is run by Volunteering Australia. You can get involved in the online activities by visiting the Volunteering Australia www.volunteeringaustralia.org/update-on-national-volunteer-week-2020/#/.
A list of Mallee recipients are below
|Electorate||Legal Trading Name||Legal Entity Name||Funding|
|Mallee||Buloke & Northern Grampians Landcare Network Inc.||Buloke & Northern Grampians Landcare Network Inc.||$3,770|
|Mallee||Donald Friends & Neighbours Society Inc.||Donald Friends & Neighbours Society Inc.||$5,000|
|Mallee||Donald Golf and Bowls Club Inc||Donald Golf and Bowls Club Inc||$3,200|
|Mallee||Donald Learning Group Inc.||Donald Learning Group Inc.||$2,080|
|Mallee||Kara Kara Golf Association Inc.||Kara Kara Golf Association Inc.||$2,000|
|Mallee||Mildura & District Little Athletics Centre Inc.||Mildura & District Little Athletics Centre Inc.||$5,000|
|Mallee||Millewa News||Millewa News||$4,180|
|Mallee||Murrabit Men’s Shed Inc.||Murrabit Men’s Shed Inc.||$3,350|
|Mallee||Natimuk United Football Netball Club Inc.||Natimuk United Football Netball Club Inc.||$3,530|
|Mallee||Pyramid Hill Football Netball Club Inc.||Pyramid Hill Football Netball Club Inc.||$4,840|
|Mallee||Rex Theatre||Rex Theatre||$4,460|
|Mallee||Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices||Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices||$5,000|
|Mallee||St. Arnaud Neighbourhood House Inc.||St. Arnaud Neighbourhood House Inc.||$4,550|
|Mallee||St. John Ambulance Australia (Victoria) Inc.||St. John Ambulance Australia (Victoria) Inc.||$5,000|
|Mallee||T and Toast||T and Toast||$4,950|
|Mallee||The Boy Scouts Association, Victorian Branch||The Boy Scouts Association, Victorian Branch||$3,370|