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Volunteer Grants Funding Regional Clubs

Cricket.jpgOrganisations across the region will benefit from over $30,000 in Federal Volunteer Grants.

Sporting clubs including the Quorn Cricket Club, Port Broughton Combined Sporting Clubs and the Port Pirie and Districts Hockey Association will all receive funding for equipment and clubroom upgrades.

Gladstone Community Development and Tourism Association, will receive $2,500 for admin requirements.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says the grants make a real difference to small community groups.

He says volunteer organisations have a profound impact on local towns, both socially and economically.

You can see the full list of grants awarded below:

Georgetown Memorial Bowling Club, will receive $4592 to purchase outdoor furniture.

Gladstone Bowling Club will use their grant of $2,399 to acquire a foldable engine crane which will improve safety when volunteers are working on machinery maintenance.

Quorn Cricket Club will be able to buy a much needed cricket pitch roller with a grant of $5,000.

Wirrabara Sporting Reserve Committee’s grant of $4,950 will be used to purchase a commercial dishwasher.

Gladstone Community Development and Tourism Association, will receive $2,500 for a much needed computer and printer.

Port Broughton Combined Sporting Clubs, $3,800 for various equipment

Port Pirie and Districts Hockey Association will receive $5,000 for an air-conditioning and heating system in their clubrooms.

The Port Pirie Golf Club has been granted $1,600 and will also use it to purchase a split system for their clubhouse kitchen.

The $1,540 grant for Riding for the Disabled Association Port Pirie will be used to pay for volunteer background checks.