Fisher volunteers receive $144,000 through Morrison Government’s Volunteer Grant

Forty-three Sunshine Coast individuals and organisations in the Federal electorate of Fisher are among tens of thousands of volunteers across Australia benefiting from the Morrison Government’s backing through the $20 million Volunteer Grants Program. 

Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace, who advocated on behalf of the organisations selected, hosted eighteen of the recipients at the CCSA Hall in Caloundra to announce the grants today where he thanked the volunteers for their work.

“The energy, expertise and time our volunteers give to our community supports those most in need and represents what Australian communities are all about – giving a helping hand.” Mr Wallace said.  

“I’m glad to see that our local organisations will have this support to continue their valuable work. Volunteers rarely ask for anything, they just get on with the job. With these grants, the Liberal National Government is making it just a little easier.”

Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will be provided to help community organisations buy equipment, pay fuel costs, train volunteers or improve their ability to fundraise.  

Some of the organisations in Fisher receiving grants include: 

  • The Salvation Army in Maleny, Caloundra, Caloundra West, and Warana who received a total of $12,000 for life-saving defibrillators;
  • Mountain Quilters Club, who received $5,000 for new equipment to allow their club to continue making quilts for our armed forces overseas and for unwell and disadvantaged children;
  • Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue, who received $5,000 for gardening tools to maintain their wildlife rescue centre;
  • Caloundra City Soccer Club, who received $5,000 for training to give their volunteer coaches greater confidence and skill in teaching players aged 5 to 17.

Mr Wallace said that the Morrison Government’s responsible economic management is why we can afford to provide the essential services Australians rely on and support the good work of our volunteers.

“Thanks to a budget surplus and responsible economic management the Liberal National Government can support the fantastic work of these forty-three groups around the Sunshine Coast, ensuring that it’s easier for these groups to continue supporting thousands of people across the region.” 

For a full list of successful recipients and information about Volunteer Grants, go to:
https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/volunteer-grants-2018

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Authorised by Andrew Wallace MP, Liberal National Party, 11/10 Lake Kawana Blvd, Bokarina, QLD, 4575