The government has been handing out grants to the local community to support volunteers in the myriad and essential of roles they play throughout the region. The Richmond electorate netted $145,517 through the Volunteer Grants Program that saw 39 local groups receive financial assistance for the work they do.
‘These grants will support and encourage volunteer organisations across our local community,’ said local MP Labor Justine Elliot.
‘Volunteers play a critical role in building stronger and more resilient communities.’
Grants were receive by the Ballina Shire Meals on Wheels, Tweed Palliative Care, several school parent and citizen committees as well as the Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) Ballina and District Branch as well as the Tweed Little Athletics and Bangalow RSL sub-branch.
‘The grants are designed to make volunteering easier, safer and more enjoyable and to support, encourage and increase participation in volunteering,’ said Justine.
‘We need our volunteers – to support, to connect and to make a difference.’