Riverina And Central West Receive $56,000 To Support Volunteers

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix


Young Society of Artists Inc is among one of the volunteer organisations that has secured funding under the 2023-24 Volunteer Grants program.

Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack announced more than $56,000 in funding delivered to community volunteer organisations to support the efforts of volunteers in the Riverina and Central West under the 2023-24 Volunteer Grants program.

“Across the Riverina and Central West, 16 organisations were successful in their application for grants valued between $1,000 and $5,000,” Mr McCormack said.

“This funding will make a world of difference to the volunteers who make such important contributions to our community.

“Among the equipment to be purchased under the grants are barbecues, groundskeeping equipment, first aid equipment and electronics.

“It was so heartwarming to hear the wonderfully positive reactions from organisation representatives when I told them their applications had been successful.

“As we all know, community organisations and the wonderful volunteers involved in them form the backbone of our strong and vibrant communities.

“However, it can be very difficult for some clubs and organisations, particularly those in the smaller villages and towns in the Riverina and Central West to raise money for vital equipment to keep volunteers safe or to improve their services to the community - that’s why this funding is so important.”

The following organisations have been recognised for their contributions and are provided support from the Government:

  • Naradhan P&C Association, $3,654;
  • Cootamundra Swimming and Livesaving Club, $4,380;
  • Lachlan Valley Railway, $45,00;
  • NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show, Forbes, $1,000;
  • Young Combined Hockey Association, $4,000;
  • Young Society of Artists, $1,000;
  • Pleasant Hills Community Association, $5,000;
  • The Rock and District Touch Association, $3,064;
  • Brookdale Bluebells Women’s Football Club, $2,950;
  • Parkes Musical and Dramatic Society, $5,000;
  • Peak hill Bowling Club, $5,000;
  • St Paul’s Anglican Church, Temora, $1,850;
  • Cycling Without Age Wagga Wagga, $4,912;
  • Rotary Club of South Wagga Wagga, $5,000
  • NSW Rural Fire Service Weddin HQ, Grenfell, $2,350; and
  • NSW Rural Fire Service Bribbaree Brigade, $2,403.
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