Support for King Island Volunteers

01-May-2017

King Island volunteers and those they help will benefit from the latest round of Australian Government grants to support community organisations.


Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry said Phoenix Community House and the King Island Regional Development Organisation will receive funds under the latest round of Volunteer Grants.


“The Government’s investment in our communities is delivering vital support to small community organisations, which help local people,” Senator Parry said.


“The grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 enable organisations to better support their volunteers by purchasing much-needed equipment, training and transport.


The latest national round includes:

• $1727 for Phoenix Community House for the reimbursement of fuel costs, contribution to the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs, first aid and safety;


• $3800 for the King Island Regional Development Organisation for electronic, audio and video equipment.


“Next week is National Volunteer Week, so it’s timely that we acknowledge the important work of our volunteers and their organisations in building stronger communities,” Senator Parry said.


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

For more information about Volunteer Grants, visit www.dss.gov.au/volunteer-grants




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