Llew O'Brien recognises vital work of volunteers through grants in Wide Bay

Published:

NOTE: This article is older than 12 months
Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien announced a $2,865 grant for Chatsworth Hall Committee.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien is recognising the valuable work of volunteers, with almost $58,000 in grants for Wide Bay community groups.
 
Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will be provided through a $20 million Volunteer Grants program to help 34 local community organisations with needs including buying equipment, paying fuel costs, and training volunteers.
 
Some of the organisations in Wide Bay receiving grants today are;

  • Chatsworth Hall Committee Inc - $2,865 for a storage system for historical records.
  • Lions Club of Gympie - $2,000 for volunteer transport costs.
  • Pomona Majestic Theatre - $4,876 for office equipment, transport and training costs.
  • Pomona Meals On Wheels - $5,000 to assist volunteers with fuel costs.
  • Pomona and District Community House - $4,924 towards security cameras, office and gardening equipment and a refrigerator.
  • Cooran Hall - $5,000 for an energy-efficient LED stage lighting system.

"Wide Bay simply would not be the same without volunteers, who are the lifeblood of our communities and deliver important services, support and assistance," Mr O'Brien said.
 
"The energy, expertise and time our volunteers give represents what Australian communities are all about – offering a helping hand.
 
"I am glad to be able to extend a helping hand in return with this funding from the Coalition Government so they can continue their work and build a stronger, safer community."
 
Mr O'Brien said volunteering also had a significant economic benefit to local communities.
 
"The enormous value of volunteering is estimated at $290 billion per year. Australia's 8.7 million volunteers and their organisations are the backbone of community life," he said.
 
"The Morrison Government's strong economic management is why we can afford to provide the essential services Australians rely on and support the good work of our volunteers."

 
Australian Government Charity & Not For Profit Community Elections Political
Social:   

Llew O'Brien MP : View Full Profile
PO Box 283, Gympie
1300 301 968
Llew O'Brien MP
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Investment to help Noosa Dolphins grow 05 June 2020 | A new maintenance shed will make life more comfortable for Noosa Dolphins rugby players, with Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien officiating its opening today. More information...
Grants success for 22 Wide Bay sporting champions 29 May 2020 | Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien today announced 22 Wide Bay sports stars will receive Australian Government Local Sporting Champions grants to help them cover the cost of participating in state and... More information...
HomeBuilder program to protect over 1000 jobs 04 June 2020 | Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien has welcomed today's announcement of the new HomeBuilder program, which will help homeowners, boost jobs in construction and trades, and support Wide Bay's vital timber... More information...
Join the Aussie-made Club to help our economy 02 June 2020 | Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien is encouraging people to "join the Aussie-made Club" by buying local, Australian-made products, as part of a new campaign launched this week. More information...
National Reconciliation Week - In This Together 26 May 2020 | Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien is encouraging all people in Wide Bay to acknowledge and celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2020 from Wednesday, 27 May. More information...
$10 million boost for local councils in Wide Bay 26 May 2020 | Councils in Wide Bay will receive a share of $1.8 billion in federal funding for road and community projects, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien announced today. More information...
Cooroy Memorial Hall funding to support veterans' wellbeing 26 May 2020 | Veterans and community groups will be able to relax in the comfort of new furnishings at the Cooroy Memorial Hall, with a $65,000 Veteran and Community Grant announced today by Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew... More information...
National Careers Week 2020 - More critical than ever 21 May 2020 | Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien is encouraging people to consider the benefits of vocational education and training (VET) to launch or future-proof their careers, ahead of National Careers Week 2020. More information...
Funding boost for Maryborough volunteers this National Volunteer Week 21 May 2020 | Maryborough volunteers will receive a boost with two local organisations sharing $8,600 from the Australian Government's Volunteer Grants Program, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien announced today. More information...
South Burnett volunteers receive a boost during National Volunteer Week 21 May 2020 | Murgon Men's Shed and Graham House will share $7500 in grants to support South Burnett volunteers, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien announced today. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service