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