Thousands of dollars is set to arrive at local non-profit groups in coming weeks as part of the Federal Government’s annual Volunteer Grants program

Marking National Volunteer Week, Farrer MP Sussan Ley said the funding helps local community organisations support the efforts of their volunteers, assists the vulnerable and boosts participation in volunteering.

“With grant amounts set between $1,000 and $5,000, this money will be going towards things like work tools, a defibrillator and first-aid course, a new mower, laptops or iPad, even some new bench seats.”

The 2022/23 Volunteer Grant recipients in Farrer are…

  • North Albury Parish  $3,500
  • Barooga Cricket Club $2,000
  • Barooga Football Netball Club $2,100
  • Wirraminna Enviro Centre, Burrumbuttock $1,200
  • Coleambally Darlington Pt Jnr Rugby League $2,500
  • Corowa Community Mens Shed  $2,000
  • Corowa Lions Club $3,000
  • Deniliquin District Cricket Association $4,452
  • Deniliquin Mens Shed $3,120
  • Deniliquin Little Athletics $4,000
  • Deniliquin North Public School $2,359
  • Deniliquin Boat Club Group $2,500
  • Griffith Basketball Association $4,500
  • Lifesource Church, Griffith $2,400
  • Billabong Little Athletics, Henty $1,500
  • Jindera Pioneer Museum $2,500
  • Rotary Club of Leeton $2,500
  • Leeton Jockey Club 3,062
  • Morundah Bush Entertainment Committee $2,500
  • Yarrawonga-Mulwala Mens Shed $2,500
  • Wentworth District Meals on Wheels Inc $2,500
  • Wentworth District Comm Medical Centre $1,131
  • Yanco Town Improvement Committee $2,000
  • Yanco Agricultural High School P&C Assoc $2,000

“Thank you to the many organisations who expressed an interest in the capped funding but may have missed out this time.

“I look forward to a further round of grants being made available again later this year.

“To let me know about your community group and volunteers, and when the next grants program opens, please contact my office or subscribe to my e-news (grants edition) via my website.”