This week marks National Volunteer Week and sixteen local community groups in Lingiari will benefit from a share in $9 million of federal funding to support local volunteers across Australia.
The grants awarded are between $1,000 and $5,000, and will enable organisations in Lingiari to better support their volunteers to purchase small equipment, pay fuel, transport and training costs.
The Hon Warren Snowdon Federal Labor Member or Lingiari, said this funding will go a long way in supporting organisations and their volunteers through what has been a tough year.
Volunteers are an integral part of our society, especially during difficult times. Their contribution is vital to ensuring that we continue to support families, provide employment pathways for young people and strengthen community resilience,” Mr Snowdon said.
Some of the sectors this funding will help include volunteer fire brigades, sporting clubs, community radio, multicultural organisations, and environmental groups.
National Volunteer Week runs from 18-24 May and is run by Volunteering Australia. You can get involved in the online activities by visiting the Volunteering Australia www.volunteeringaustralia.org/update-on-national-volunteer-week-2020/#/.
A full list of successful organistaions for Lingiari at this link.