Volunteer Organisations Awarded 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 Volunteer Grants, which will directly support 26 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 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:

Agnes Water Active Riders Inc$2,000First aid training
Agnes Water/1770 Little Athletics$3,232Kitchen equipment and safety items
Alton Downs Hall Association$2,000Replacement of chairs in the hall
Baralaba Golf Club$1,968Purchase of white board, meeting table and chairs
Benaraby Driver Education Facility (DEF Benaraby Inc)$1,000Fuel cards for volunteer drivers
Blackwater Netball Assoc$1,599Point of Sale system for canteen
Bororen Pony Club$2,300First aid kit and training
Boyne Tannum Meals on Wheels$2,500Mobile stainless food preparation benches and stackable chairs
Bundaberg Rowing Club$3,820Kitchen and cleaning equipment
Calliope River Men’s Shed$2,850Log splitter for firewood
Capella Centre of Charity & Conference$1,000Microwave, fan and coffee machine
Emerald & District Athletics Association$2,500Training course costs
Friends of Gayndah Gallery$2,000Volunteer workshops and fuel expenses
Gracemere Men’s Shed Inc$5,000Spindle moulder and dust extractor
Lochington Recreation Club$2,040First aid training
Moore Park Beach Scout Group$1,410Purchase of laptop
Moura Multi-Purpose Health Services Auxiliary Inc$3,036Maintenance / digitisation of records and promotion of volunteer opportunities
Mundubbera Netball Assoc$1,209Upskilling volunteers with umpiring and coaching courses
Proston Pony Club$4,776Horse riding equipment for instructors
Queensland Country Womens Association – Central highlands Division$3,000Volunteer training costs and fuel reimbursement
Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre$4,890Height adjustable surgical table
Ride4Lives Australia$2,500SafeTALK training, laptop, projector and printer
Rotary Club of Mount Morgan$1,500Point of Sale system
Taroom Pony Club$3,900First Aid Training
Turkey Beach Rural Fire Brigade$2,474Firefighting equipment including backpack blower and free-standing pump
Willows Rural Fire Brigade$1,721Gazebos and chairs for events

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