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 Murray Mallee are as follows:

Organisation Name Grant Details Grant Amount
Energy Education Australia Inc


L2P is a self-funded program assisting challenged youth and others to complete the SA Graduated Driving Scheme for a P Licence. The program assists youth to gain independence, become more aware of the communities needs and fulfill the requirement for many job applications. Supporting others, whether old or young is what help form community. $1,496.00


Lincoln Park Horse and Human Rehabilitation Centre Inc To purchase a Royal Wolf 20ft storage container, to be modified by Lincoln Park Volunteers. $5,000.00
Mannum RSL Sub Branch


To purchase equipment (defibrillator, first aid box, and a collapsible wheelchair). $3,140.00


Mantung Institute Inc (Mantung Hall)


To upgrade their portable PA system, as well as first aid resources at the Hall with upgrade of first aid kit and defibrillator. The grant will also go towards training for volunteers to use equipment ie: first aid courses. $5,000.00


Murray Bridge Community Centre


The Centre will provide training to volunteers in Mental Health First Aid, Work Health and Safety, Safe Food Handling and Governance. Following COVID, many volunteers expressed doubts in their abilities: supportive training will increase confidence and provide tools to be successful in their roles and within the community. $5,000.00


Palmer Collier Park Community Assoc


To purchase a laptop computer and a printer.




Rockleigh CFS Brigade


To purchase a BBQ, gas bottle, and tools for volunteers. To also facilitate a community first aid day for community members. $3,450.00


Sedan Hall Inc


To purchase small equipment to manage Covid-Safe hall hire processes, and securely store committee records to maintain continuity and prevent record and local history loss. $2,500.00