Burdekin community organisations net more than $50,000

The Department of Social Services has announced the recipients of the Volunteer Grants 2015 including 14 Burdekin organisations.

Almost 130,000 volunteers in around 5,300 organisations throughout Australia will benefit from funding of $20 million under Volunteer Grants 2015.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said funding would support volunteers in their important work and the grants of between $1000 and $5000 each would enable organisations to purchase much needed equipment or help with training volunteers, fuel costs or undertaking background security checks.

“Volunteers are the heart of community organisations and their ability to work willingly together for the betterment of our community is an invaluable resource,” she said.

“Council knows the value of volunteers and volunteer organisations and is always working to provide as much support as possible in whatever capacity we can to help out.

“It’s wonderful to see so many of our local organisations benefitting from this federal funding.”

The successful recipients – Ayr Golf Club, Ayr Surf Life Saving Club Inc, Ayr Tennis Association, Brandon Bowls Club Inc, Burdekin Fitness Hall Inc, Burdekin Junior Rugby League Football Club Inc, Burdekin Men’s Shed Association Inc, Burdekin Tourism Association Inc, Giru State School Parents and Citizens Association, Home Hill Rodeo Association Inc, Home Hill Swimming Club Inc, Radio 97.1 Sweet FM, Volunteer Marine Rescue Burdekin Inc and Jerona Citizens Association – will share in more than $50,000.

To view the full list of successful organisations or to find out about more funding opportunities visit the Australian Government Department of Social Services website.

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