Volunteers to get a federal boost in funding
MEMBER for Richmond Justine Elliot has announced funding for 53 local organisations under the Volunteers Grants Program.
Community organisations in the Richmond electorate will share in more than $197,000.
"Volunteers are the life-blood of our communities, but the increasing financial strains they are under makes it difficult for them to deliver the important services they provide to the community every day." Mrs Elliot said
"These grants will help community organisations to purchase much needed equipment or as a contribution towards training courses, background checks and transport coast of volunteers with disability who are unable to drive."
Organisations grants range between $1000 and $5000
"This is fantastic, it's going to do a lot of good for the club," Kingscliff soccer club president Gillian Austin said.
"It's going to assist us in appreciating our coaches, managers and volunteers who work hard all year."
This money will also help the Kingscliff soccer club with sun shades for protection of their kids.