Local community groups in Barker will benefit from a share of $2.7 million from the Morrison Government to support the work of local volunteers.


The grants awarded are between $1,000 and $5,000 and will enable local organisations to better support their volunteers to purchase small equipment, pay fuel, transport and training costs.


Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said volunteers are an integral part of our society, especially during difficult times.


“On December 5 we mark International Volunteer Day which is a great opportunity to thank the local volunteering communities for the great work that they’ve continued to do this year despite the difficulty experienced as a result of COVID- 19 and I am pleased the Morrison Government has supported local organisation in Barker as part of this supplementary round of grants”. Mr Pasin said.


Within Barker the 13 local organisations in Barker will share in over $34,500.


Barossa Bushgardens $3,659
Barossa Triathlon Club Incorporated $1,986
Domestic Violence Is Never Acceptable Inc $2,600
Kalangadoo Netball Club Inc $4,500
Mannum Men’s Shed Inc $1,157
Moorook Community Hall Inc $5,000
Mt Burr Netball Club $1,818
Murray Bridge Solders’ Memorial Hospital Sunshiners $2,310
Naracoorte District Men’s Shed Inc $5,000
Purnong, Caurnamont & Districts Progress Association Inc $1,050
River Murray Rambler Netball Club Inc $2,298
Riverland Boxing and Fitness Club $2,200
The National Trust of South Australia (Glencoe Branch) $1,000


“This additional funding will go a long way in helping even more local organisations and their volunteers to continue their important work, through what has been a very tough year,” Mr Pasin said.


Volunteer peak bodies across all states and territories are distributing the funding based on the needs of the sector in each state or territory.


The 2020-21 Volunteer Grants round is expected to open mid-2021. Subscribe on the Community Grants Hub to be alerted to this and other grant listings.


For more information on volunteering, visit the Volunteering Australia website.


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