Nearly a dozen Indi community groups will benefit from a share of $2.7 million from the Government to support the work of local volunteers.
The grants awarded are between $1000 and $5000, and will enable local organisations to better support their volunteers to purchase small equipment, pay fuel, transport and training costs.
Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said volunteers were an integral part of our society, especially during difficult times.
“On December 5 we mark International Volunteer Day and celebrate the contribution of charity and community groups across Indi as they continue to support the vulnerable and strengthen our community,” Senator McKenzie said.
“North East Victoria has been significantly impacted by bushfires and coronavirus this year and help is still needed by many.
“I’m pleased The Nationals in Government is financially supporting 10 organisations in Indi with funding as part of this supplementary grant round.”
“This additional funding will go a long way in helping even more local organisations and their volunteers to continue their important work, through what has been a very tough year,” Senator McKenzie said.
Volunteer peak bodies across all states and territories are distributing the money based on the needs of the sector in each state or territory.
2020 Indi Supplementary Volunteer Grant recipients:
- Beechworth Lions Club, $2500
- Beechworth Public Cemetery, $2330
- Benalla Basketball Association, $4500
- King Valley Learning Exchange, $3300
- Mansfield and District Basketball Association, $4450
- Murray Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group, $1000
- Murrindindi Cycle Club, $3995
- University of the Third Age Wangaratta, $2080
- Wangaratta Magpies Cricket Club, $1035
- Wangaratta Basketball Association $4000
The 2020-21 Volunteer Grants round is expected to open mid-2021. Subscribe on the Community Grants Hub to be alerted to this and other grant listings.
For more information on volunteering, visit the Volunteering Australia website.