Federal Page MP Kevin Hogan has taken a break from campaigning to dole out some dosh to local heroes.
Mr Hogan says some 1500 local volunteers will benefit from grants totalling $230,000 for 60 community organisations across the northern rivers, although strictly speaking the money will go to the organisations they work for.
‘I would like to thank all our volunteers who freely give their time,’ he said.
‘Volunteers play a critical role in shaping our community and making us stronger and resilient. These grants will help the volunteers who help us.’
Mr Hogan put out a call to all our volunteer organisations to apply for the grant last October and the successful groups include: Lismore Base Hospital Auxiliary, Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Lismore Scout Group, Friends of the Koala, the Lantern Parade, Lismore Basketball Association, Casino Neighbourhood Centre and Evans Head-Casino Surf Life Saving Club.