Griffith Panthers Junior Rugby League Club is among more than 20 local organisations across the upper Riverina region to receive an Australian Government grant to support their activities.

The Panthers receive $5000 for computer-office needs, help with the cost of travel and fuel as well as first aid training and equipment.

21 local volunteer groups are among nearly 2,700 community organisations nationwide to benefit from $10 million in Australian Government grants. Up to $5,000 is available to help finance much-needed equipment, training or transportation.

Local recipients from the latest round of funding in include;

$2,500 – Hanwood Parents & Citizens
$3,200 – Murrumbidgee Carriage Driving Club
$5,000 – Narrandera Pony Club
$5,000 – Rebecca Bunyan, Hay
$5,000 – Griffith Junior Rugby League Panthers
$4,300 – Barellan Aged Care Support Group
$5,000 – Yanco-Wamoon Rugby League Football Club
$4,972 – Yanco Agricultural High School Parents & Citizens Association
$4,725 – Miyagan Aboriginal Development Association, Griffith
$4,399 – Leeton Public School P&C Association
$2,000 – Leeton Multipurpose Community Centre
$5,000 – Hay Darts Association
$5,000 – Shear Outback Garden Club, Hay
$5,000 – Griffith Community FM
$3,500 – Cancer Patients Assistance, Narrandera
$5,000 – Coleambally Clay Target Club
$4,950 – Fusion Australia, Narrandera
$3,270 – Leeton Shire Library
$5,000 – Hay Junior Rugby League Club
$4,950 – Binya Hall Trust, Griffith
$5,000 – Griffith High School Parents & Citizens Association

“The energy, expertise and time our volunteers give to the community supports those most in need and represents what Australian communities are all about; giving a helping hand.”

“I’m glad to see that our local organisations will have this support to continue their valuable work”, Ms Ley concluded.

National Volunteer Week (08–14 May) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s 6 million volunteers.