The Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, said she was delighted that over $37,000 of grants had been approved for groups in Hepburn Shire.
Ms King welcomed the funding during a visit to the Creswick Men’s Friendship Shed this morning.
“I’m delighted that nine great local organisations in Hepburn will share in the $20 million Volunteer Grants Program,” Ms King said.
“These grants recognise the valuable roles volunteers play in places like Daylesford, Creswick and Clunes as well as smaller towns like Smeaton,” she said.
“Volunteering has a strong presence throughout Hepburn Shire, 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 Creswick Men’s Friendship Shed will receive $5,000 for new heating and cooling and the purchase of new power tools,” she said.
Other groups in Hepburn to receive funding include:
- Clunes Neighbourhood House ($4,704) for computer equipment.
- Creswick Soccer Club Inc ($4,977) for computer equipment, fuel costs, volunteer training, first aid safety and landscaping.
- Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre Inc ($3,099) for computer equipment, travel contribution costs and to offset the cost of background screening checks on volunteers.
- Girl Guides Lingbogol Camp Committee of Management ($1,097) for storage for electronic equipment.
- Creswick Visitor Information Centre ($5,000) for first aid training.
- Daylesford Visitor Information Centre ($5,000) for first aid training and reimbursement of volunteers training costs.
- Smeaton Bowling Club ($4,800) Leisure and sporting equipment.
- Musk Fire Brigade ($3,245) for first aid safety.
The total of the grants in Hepburn Shire is $37,723.