The Morrison Government is backing volunteers across Australia and in Bonner with a $20 million Volunteer Grants program.
Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to help community organisations for a range of needs, including buying equipment, paying fuel costs, training volunteers or improving their fundraising have been allocated to organisations in Bonner.
Organisations in Bonner receiving grants include;
- Carina/Carindale and District Basketball Club inc. – $5,000
- Transformative Training Mt Gravatt – $5,000
- Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club – $1,678
- Belmont Lions Club – $3,000
- Wynnum Manly Community Gardens Group – $3,972
- St Vincent De Paul St Peter’s Rochedale – $2,500
- Queensland Cyclists Assoc. Chandler – $5,000
- Wynnum Manly Tourism and Visitor Info Centre – $1,224.98
- St Vincent De Paul Manly – $3,600
- Bayside United Sports Club – $5,000
- Community Sports Mentoring and Coaching – $5,000
- ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Assoc. Upper Mt Gravatt – $5,000
- Bulimba Creek Catchment B4C – $1,000
- Mt Gravatt Community Centre – $3,600
- Genealogical Society of Queensland Wishart – $4,942
- Mt Gravatt East Primary P&C – $4,390
- Marshall Road Primary P&C – $2,035
- Girls Brigade Mansfield – $5,000
- RSL National Servicemen Mt Gravatt – $2,806
- Boys’ Brigade Queensland Holland Park – $4,750
- South Western Metro Basketball – $3,592
- Australian Academy of Martial Arts – $1,800
- Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Manly – $5,000
- Wynnum Manly Employment and Training – $4,800
- Gateway Life Centre Carindale – $5,000
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said volunteering greatly benefits our communities – both socially and economically.
“The enormous value of volunteering is estimated at $290 billion per year. Australia’s 8.7 million volunteers and their organisations are the backbone of community life,” Mr Vasta said.
“Volunteers embody the best of our community with thousands of people regularly volunteering their skills, services and time to make life in Bonner better for those around them,” said Mr Vasta.
The Liberal-National Government’s strong economic management is why we can afford to provide the essential services Australians rely on and support the good work of our volunteers.