Greg Hunt

Federal Member for Flinders | Minister for Health

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Giving back to volunteer organisations

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

During National Volunteer Week, May 8-14, I am pleased to congratulate a number of local volunteer organisations on receiving grants.

Volunteers help make our communities happier places by providing invaluable support to many residents.

I am delighted that 20 organisations in the local area have received grants totalling $63,329.

These grants are awarded in recognition of the valuable role volunteers play in building more resilient and cohesive communities and supporting individual participation in community life.

The grants will be used for items such as first aid equipment, fuel cost reimbursements, kitchen items and computer equipment to allow these volunteers to continue their good work.

The Turnbull Government’s investment in our communities is delivering vital support to small community organisations that help many of our most vulnerable citizens.

More than 100, 000 volunteers across Australia are benefiting from $10 million in Australian Government grants to support community organisations.

The grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 enable organisations to better support their volunteers by purchasing much-needed equipment, training and transport.

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

I’m glad to see our local organisations have this support to continue their valuable work.

Volunteering has a strong presence throughout our community, whether it is helping out with local sporting teams and land care groups, responding to natural disasters and emergencies or helping local charities support some of our most disadvantaged people.

During National Volunteer Week I want to give my sincere appreciation to all of the volunteers in our community and thank them for the incredible service they provide.

(List of recipient organisations in attachment)

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