Volunteer Organisations Awarded Funding in Flynn

In a huge boost for volunteers in our region, the Federal Member for Flynn, Colin Boyce has today announced that Flynn will receive more than $66,000 in funding as part of the 2023-24 Volunteer Grants, which will directly support 22 local organisations.


Federal Member for Flynn, Colin Boyce said that these grants were all about recognising the crucial role that volunteers have within our community.


“By dedicating their time and effort to helping others, our volunteers are the backbone of society. These are Australians who are resilient, selfless, and work hard to make our community a better place to live,” Mr Boyce said.


“Volunteering also provides an effective pathway to get people into jobs, helps to break down the barriers of marginalisation and fosters community participation.”


The 2023-24 Volunteer Grants provide organisations with grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to benefit the work of their volunteers. Including to purchase minor equipment, provide training, cover fuel costs, promote awareness of volunteering opportunities or adjust policies and procedures to strengthen member safety.


Mr Boyce said he was confident these grants would make a positive difference on the ground.


“To our volunteers across the Flynn electorate, I say thank you and congratulations. This funding is well deserved, and please keep up the amazing job that you do,” Mr Boyce said.


In Flynn, successful grants recipients are:


      • Biggenden Historical Society Inc ($3,190) – Computer and printer

      • Boyne Tannum Meals on Wheels Service Inc ($5,000) – Table, chairs, kitchen items, TV, whiteboard, defib

      • Discovery Coast Sport and Recreation Association Inc ($4,535) – Commercial dishwater

      • Eidsvold Show Society Incorporated ($5,000) – Portable cattle cradle

      • Emerald Show Society Incorporated ($2,361) – Items to make display stands in volunteers’ section

      • Gladstone Conservation Council ($1,290) – Plant label printer

      • Hivesville Progress Association Inc. ($3,500) – Laptop and printer

      • Kolan River Angling Boating Society Inc. ($4,499) – Honda portable generator

      • Miriam Vale & District Community Shed ($5,000) – Mobile pop-up driver reviver

      • Moore Park Surf Life Saving Club Inc ($3,000) – Kitchen items

      • Mount Perry Rural Fire Brigade ($1,869) – Washing machine and clothes drying racks

      • QCWA Calliope Branch ($2,500) – Fridge/freezer

      • QCWA Tannum Sands Branch ($2,500) – Fridge

      • Rotary Club of Mount Morgan Inc ($1,900) – Eskies, urn and kitchen supplies

      • Stanwell Progress Association ($3,600) – BBQ, first aid and emergency equipment

      • Taroom Cancer & Palliative Care Group Inc ($1,000) – Freezer

      • Thangool State School P&C ($1,095) – Heavy-duty shelving, cupboard and storage containers

      • The Central Highlands and Western Queensland Family Support Association Inc ($3,700) – Gala in the Garden event

      • Turkey Beach Progress Association ($1,500) – Laptop

      • Vinnies Biloela – Branch of St Vincent de Paul Society Qld ($3,000) – Fridge and stove

      • Westowe Rural Fire Brigade ($2,922) – Kitchen and cleaning equipment

      • Wycarbah Hall and Sports Association Incorporated ($3,264) – Robot cleaner and rubber ramp mats

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