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 Limestone Coast.

Organisations in the Limestone Coast receiving grants include;

  • Lions Club of Gambier City
  • The South East Junction
  • Mount Burr United Football Club
  • Millicent CFS
  • Bordertown Football Club
  • Mil Lel Memorial Park
  • Mount Gambier Men’s Shed
  • Penola CFS
  • Lifeline South East
  • Mount Gambier Cancer Support Group
  • Mount Gambier Toy Library
  • Mount Gambier Community Events Management
  • The USC-TS Gambier Incorporated
  • Soroptimist International Naracoorte
  • Naracoorte Lucindale Community Care Network
  • West Gambier Netball Club
  • The Lucindale War Memorial Bowling Club
  • Robe Surf Life Saving Club

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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