Sharon Bird visited Woonona-Bulli RSL Sub-Branch today to congratulate them on their grant of $5,000 under the Volunteer Grants 2018 program.

In this grant round, 36 community groups have shared in $136,113 in funding.

The grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 are used by organisations to help with the cost of much needed equipment, training and transport.

Our volunteers play a vital role in our local community and the Volunteer Grants enable them to purchase equipment and help with costs such as training, first aid and transport.

Woonona Bulli RSL Club’s $5,000 grant will assist volunteers at the club with first aid, training and software upgrades to help them to provide the best service possible for their veterans.

“I recently attended Woonona-Bulli RSL’s centenary luncheon and the official unveiling of the new World War 1 memorabilia display which they built using a grant under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.

“Anyone who visits the Club can view the historic display when they visit for dinner or other events,” said Ms Bird.

“The volunteer team at Woonona Bulli RSL Sub-Branch, like many local community organisations, provides a great service to their members.  They are passionate about ensuring that local stories from local veterans continue to be told and that memorabilia is preserved.”

“I receive great feedback from local community groups about just how much they help small local groups to be able to provide community, sporting and cultural services for our area,” said Ms Bird.

 A list of successful community groups is below.


Volunteer Grants 2018


Service Provider Name

Recommended Funding

Australian Mercy


Food Fairness Illawarra


Iman Foundation Limited


North Wollongong Surf Life Saving Club Incorporated


Project 291 - Bellambi


Woonona Bulli Sub Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia NSW


Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club Inc


Port Kembla Youth Project Incorporated


Woonona Football Club Incorporated


All Sustainable Futures Incorporated


The Phoenix Theatre Incorporated


Dragons Abreast IIlawarra Incorporated


Illawarra Dragon Boat Club Incorporated


Rotary Club of Corrimal Inc


Community Cancer Link Incorporated


St John Ambulance Australia (N.S.W.) Corrimal


Arcadians Theatre Group


Hope Health 2508 Incorporated


SCARF Incorporated


The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia - New South Wales Branch Inc


South Coast Rescue Squad Inc


Tender Funerals


Living Connected Now Limited


Wollongong-Illawarra Roller Derby Incorporated


Austinmer Thirroul RSL Sub Branch


Australian Breastfeeding Association Illawarra Region


Older Women's Network New South Wales Incorporated Coniston


Vinnies Bag - O - Rags Warrawong


Russell Vale Public School Parents & Citizens Association


Our Community Project Incorporated


UCA - Wollongong Mission Benevolent Service


Port Kembla Amateur Swimming Club Incorporated


Rotary Club of Fairy Meadow Incorporated


Wollongong Croquet Club Incorporated


The Scout Association of Australia, New South Wales Branch Corrimal


St Albans Parish Corrimal


Total Amount for Cunningham Community Groups: