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 Riverland are as follows:

Organisation Name Grant Details Grant Amount
Barmera Tennis Club Inc. To purchase a lawnmower to maintain 15,000m2 of lawn. $3,250.00
Berri Pistol Club To purchase computer equipment to assist with administration and training. $2,500.00
CFS Chaffey Brigade To purchase laptops for their volunteers to use for training. The Brigade is working to improve their incident management team (IMT) capability at a local level. To improve their capability, they will need to be able to train frequently with technology. $5,000.00
Glossop CFS To purchase of a Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). $4,975.00
Moorook & District Club Inc The Moorook and District Club would like to set up their community club’s volunteers with up to date technology in the form of a laptop, printer, mobile phone and square reader. $1,156.00
Murray Community Services Training costs for WHS, First Aid and fire safety for 9 volunteers. 2 x computer for volunteers to use for online training, 1 x printer, 2 x trollies for volunteers to use when stocking shelves $5,000.00


U3A Riverland To purchase and Install in the U3A Riverland Building, Strawbridge Street, Berri, a wall mounted defibrillator (with training) and a wall mounted First Aid Kit for the care and well-being of our members. 2.Purchase outright MYOB AccountRight Standard Accounting Software for management of U3A Riverland Accounts and Member Records. $4,028.00


Waikerie RSL Replacement of refrigerator required for food storage which is no longer working. $1,728.00