More than $200,000 for volunteers

SIXTY-SEVEN community groups are reaping the rewards of the Volunteers Grants program, receiving $216,000 to share between them.

Member for Hinkler Paul Neville yesterday announced the grants, which will benefit groups from towns such as Bundaberg, Childers and Apple Tree Creek.

“We've got funds going out to local kindys, pony clubs, school P&Cs, progress associations, the YMCA and Salvation Army services, just to name a few,” he said.

“Volunteers are essential today and many of these clubs, charities and organisations would really struggle to survive without the support of their helpers.”

The grants went to groups such as the Lions Club of Bargara, the St John Ambulance Association and Girl Guides.

“These grants are always very popular, because there are so many volunteer-based groups out there doing good work in our local community.”

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