$181,500 Secured For Local Community Groups

Member for Cunningham, Sharon Bird today announced local volunteer organisations in the Cunningham electorate have received $181,536 in funding under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants 2015 programme.  

Grants of between $1000 and $5000 were available to local volunteer organisations to purchase small equipment items, contribute towards the cost of training courses and background checks, and to help to reimburse volunteers for the cost of their fuel or transport. 

“I am absolutely delighted that 47 fantastic local volunteer organisations have secured a total of $181,536 in funding.  These volunteer organisations such as sporting clubs, community centres, men’s sheds and charity organisations play a vital role in our community and this funding will go a long way in supporting their important work,” Ms Bird said  

“The Bulli Woonona Men’s Shed is a great local organisation where retired men can go to get together with a few mates, share their knowledge and skills, and work on small local community projects. This grant of $5000 will allow the men’s shed to purchase some much needed computer equipment, first aid safety, and household items. I am thrilled to be able to support the great things they are doing for the mental health of older men in our area,” Ms Bird said.  

Examples of the volunteer organisations who have received funding include:  

  • Lions Club of Wollongong - $3300

 

Purchase of electronic/audio/video equipment, household/cleaning items and outdoor furniture and equipment

 

  • Interchange Illawarra - $3000 

Contribution to the costs of undertaking background checks on volunteers and the reimbursement of volunteer training costs

 

  • Illawarra Cancer Carers - $5000 

Contribution to the reimbursement of fuel costs

 

  • Woonona Shamrocks Rugby Club - $5000 

Purchase of outdoor furniture and equipment.  

“It is fantastic to see so many local organisations being recognised for the hard work they are doing in our community every day and I thank them for all their ongoing commitment and dedication to the people of the Illawarra” 

 

Camellias Illawarra Incorporated

2500

$1,400

Coniston Football Club Incorporated

2500

$4,933

Coniston Junior Soccer Club Incorporated

2500

$4,990

Illawarra Cancer Carers Inc

2500

$5,000

Illawarra Filipino and Multicultural Women's Group

2500

$4,900

Interchange Illawarra Inc

2500

$3,000

Kidz Wish Foundation Incorporated

2500

$5,000

Macedonian Orthodox Community of the City of Greater Wollongong - Saint Dimitrija

2500

$3,500

National Parks Association of NSW Illawarra Branch

2500

$4,600

Illawarra OWN Wellness Centre

2500

$5,000

Quota International of the Leisure Coast Inc

2500

$1,000

Surf Life Saving Illawarra Inc

2500

$5,000

The Girls Brigade NSW Incorporated - 181 Street West Wollongong Girls Brigade

2500

$5,000

Wollongong Swim Club Inc

2500

$4,433

Futureworld National Centre for Appropriate Technology Incorporated

2502

$1,750

Our Community Project Inc

2505

$4,287

Port Kembla Youth Project Inc

2505

$5,000

Red Point Artists Association Incorporation

2505

$3,795

Bulli Woonona Mens shed

2517

$5,000

North Illawarra Stroke Recovery Club

2517

$1,600

Woonona Football Club Incorporated

2517

$4,960

Woonona Shamrocks Rugby Club Incorporated

2517

$5,000

Arcadians Theatre Group

2518

$3,388

Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre Inc

2518

$2,900

Bellambi Surf Life Saving Club

2518

$5,000

Community Cancer Link Inc

2518

$4,655

Corrimal East Public School P & C Association

2518

$2,600

Fernhill Girl Guides

2518

$2,090

Illawarra Lapidary Club Incorporated

2518

$1,050

Mission Australia Big Heart - Bellambi

2518

$5,000

Mission Australia Big Heart - Liverpool

2518

$3,300

Special Olympics Illawarra

2518

$2,798

Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club lnc

2518

$4,914

Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers - Fairy Meadow

2519

$3,000

Corrimal Cougars Rugby League Football Club

2519

$2,950

Football South Coast Limited

2519

$4,500

Lions Club of Wollongong Inc

2519

$3,300

Precarious Inc

2519

$3,500

Rotary Club of Corrimal Inc

2519

$4,150

Rotary Club of Wollongong Incorporated

2519

$4,800

Wollongong & District Avicultural Society Incorporated

2519

$3,900

Australian Philippine Association Illawarra Inc

2525

$5,000

Illawarra PC Users Group Inc

2526

$3,983

Team 5985 - Project Bucephalus FRC

2526

$4,400

South Coast Country Music Association Illawarra

2526

$4,210

The Girls Brigade NSW Incorporated - Southern Division Girls Brigade

2526

$3,000

Wests Illawarra Aquatic Swim Club Inc

2526

$4,000

 

 THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2016

 

 

 

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