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 Murraylands.

Organisations in the Murraylands receiving grants include;

  • Coonalpyn Community Hub
  • Monarto Clay Target Club
  • Careship Coorong
  • Coorong CFS
  • The Synod of the Diocese of the Murray of the Anglican Church
  • Meningie CFS
  • Eastern Hills and Murray Plains Catchment Group
  • Murray Bridge Community Centre
  • The Culburra and District Soliders’ War Memorial Hall

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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