The Morrison Government is backing volunteers across Australia with a $20 million Volunteer Grants program.

Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to help community organisations for a range of needs, including buying equipment, paying fuel costs, training volunteers or improving their fundraising have been allocated to organisations across the Riverland.

Organisations in the Riverland receiving grants include;

  • The Waikerie District Historical Society: $1,000 to purchase a A3 scanner and printer
  • Lions Club of Waikerie: $3,829 for a multi-function printer, TV, bain-maries and folding tables
  • Morgan Small-Bore Rifle Club: $4,600 for a defibrillator and safety training
  • ADRA Community Pantry Riverland: $5,000 for air-conditioning, training courses, CCTV and lighting.
  • Barmera United Soccer Club: $5,000 for an extension to the canteen
  • Riverland Dinghy Derby Club: $4,000 fuel reimbursement for volunteers
  • Rotary Club of Renmark: $1,783 to purchase a computer
  • The Riverland Junior Motor Cycle Club Inc: $5,000 for Transponder technology

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said volunteering greatly benefits our communities – both socially and economically.

“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,” Mr Pasinsaid.

“Volunteers embody the best of our community with thousands of people regularly volunteering their skills, services and time to make life in our local communities better for those around them,” said Mr Pasin.

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.

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