$400k grant for Bundaberg groups
MORE than $400,000 in grants has been awarded to community groups in the Bundaberg region thanks to the Labor Government's Volunteer Grants initiative.
Almost 120 groups in the electorate of Flynn, which includes Agnes Water, Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Miriam Vale, Monto, Mundubbera and Mt Perry, received grants.
Minister for Community Affairs Jenny Macklin said she was pleased the financial aid was going to worthy organisations.
“It's fantastic to see so many local organisations receiving these grants,” she said.
“Volunteers are the backbone of so many local community groups and these grants will help support the people who willingly give their time, expertise and understanding to help others. The Gillard Labor Government recognises the role of volunteers in supporting our communities and helping to move Australia forward.”
The minister said $408,000 had been granted to 119 community organisations.
“They are being delivered as part of the Gillard Labor Government's $21 million Volunteer Grants initiative to help more than 250,000 volunteers from over 6000 community organisations across Australia,” Ms Macklin said.