p>The Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, said she was delighted that over $86,000 of grants had been approved for groups in Ballarat.
The Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, said she was delighted that over $86,000 of grants had been approved for groups in Ballarat.
Ms King made the announcement during a visit to Eureka Mums in Sebastopol today.
“I’m delighted that 24 great local organisations in Ballarat will share in the $20 million Volunteer Grants Program,” Ms King said.
“These grants recognise the valuable roles volunteers play in Ballarat,” she said.
“Volunteering has a strong presence throughout the Ballarat Region, whether it be 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,” Ms King said.
“I’m really pleased that Eureka Mums will receive $5,000 for volunteer training and first aid safety,” she said.
“Eureka Mums is an amazing group of people who collect and distribute second hand children’s clothing, goods and nursery equipment across our region,” Ms King said.
Other groups in Ballarat to receive funding include:
- African Christian Kush Aid Program of Australia Inc ($4,600) for computer equipment and reimbursement of training costs.
- Ballaarat Astronomical Society Inc ($5,000) for computer equipment and reimbursement of fuel costs.
- Ballarat Blaze Hockey Club Inc ($3,500) for electronic equipment and reimbursement of costs.
- Ballarat Community FM Radio Co-Operative ($5,000) for computer equipment, heating and cooling and background checks on volunteers.
- Ballarat Fish Acclimatisation Society Inc ($2,390) for power and construction tools.
- Ballarat ‘Lawn’ Tennis Club and Hockey Ballarat ($1,399) for computer and office equipment.
- Ballarat Social Trail Horse Riders Incorporated ($1,950) for first aid safety.
- Cyber Inc ($4,145) for computer equipment.
- Fishcare Central Highlands Inc ($3,216) for computer equipment and first aid safety.
- Golden Point Cricket Club Incorporated ($4,990) for computer equipment, reimbursement of fuel costs and first aid safety.
- Lakeside Anglers Club Inc ($1,211) for computer equipment.
- Neighbourhood Watch ($5,000) towards reimbursement of training and fuel costs.
- Probus Club of Begonia City (Ballarat) Inc ($2,170) for electronic and video equipment.
- 1st Mt Clear Scout Group ($2,350) for computer equipment and power tools.
- St John Ambulance (Vic) Inc – Ballarat ($3,051) for computer equipment.
- St Vincent De Paul Society Sebastopol and Wendouree ($4,907 each) for computer equipment and first aid training.
- Stroke Association Ballarat Region ($1,098) for electronic and office equipment.
- Salvation Army Delacome ($5,000) for heating and cooling.
- Smith Family Ballarat ($1,890) for computer equipment.
- CFA District 15 ($4,558) for electronic and audio video equipment.
- United Way Ballarat ($5,000) for training costs and background checks on volunteers.
- Wendouree Ballarat Rowing Club ($4,480) for outdoor furniture and reimbursement of costs.
The total of the grants awarded in Ballarat is $86,812.
Authorised by G. Wright, Australian Labor Party, 5/9 Sydney Ave, Barton, ACT 2600