Volunteers and their organisations in Barker will receive part of the Morrison Government’s $20 million Volunteer Grants round, to support the crucial role that they play within our community as Australia moves forward out of the pandemic.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin today announced $127,834 in funding for 39 community organisations in Barker.

“As your local member, I have seen the impact volunteering makes in communities throughout Barker and I’m hopeful these grants will go some way to making volunteering easier for the thousands who volunteer their time selflessly for others.” Mr Pasin said.

The 2021 Volunteer Grants provide organisations with grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to help purchase equipment, training and background screening checks for their volunteers.

Volunteers are integral to many Australian organisations, with more than 8.7 million volunteers across the country giving their time freely to support their communities.

Successful community organisations in the Barossa are as follows:

Organisation Name Grant Details Grant Amount
Angaston Football Club Inc. To purchase a laptop to facilitate micro volunteering program Give Time Barossa. In addition, the laptop will be used for health and welfare presentations for the club, for presentation nights, fundraisers and for the secretary in administration on game days. $2,273
Freeling RSL Sub Branch To purchase 2 x Laptops and 1 x wireless printer to enable ongoing administration of the Freeling RSL Sub Branch. $4,000
Greenock Cricket Club To purchase a defibrillator and cabinet package for the Greenock Centenary Park Oval – for use by community, visiting tourists and club at matches and community events. $2,500
Kapunda Senior Citizens Club To purchase a 2-drawer dishwasher. Also, additional training for a volunteer to be an accredited leader for the Easy Moves exercise classes. $1,000
Scouts SA (Nuriootpa) To purchase an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) that is portable and able to go to Camps and events that their volunteers attend. Also the purchase of an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) that can be taken when camping and hiking remotely. $2,224
The Kapunda Bowling Club Inc. To improve WHS conditions for their volunteers by the provision of a suitable racking system for the storeroom, and updating ladders to reduce the risk of injury or falls by volunteers undertaking maintenance and support services around the club. $3,608