The Liberal and Nationals Government is backing volunteers across Australia, in the Murray region and Yarrawonga Mulwala through 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 Murray.
Some of the local organisations in Murray receiving grants are:
• Yarrawonga Mulwala Men’s Shed
• Yarrawonga Lions
• Yarrawonga Lawn Tennis
• Community organisations including CFA Murchison, St Johns Ambulance, and Goulburn Valley Community Care and Emergency Relief.
The total value of grants awarded in the Murray electorate is $146,161.
Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum MP 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 Drum said.
“Volunteers embody the best of our community with thousands of people regularly volunteering their skills, services and time to make life in Murray better for those around them.”