Over $120,000 in Local Volunteer Grants

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, today congratulated the Yagoona Public School Parent Representative Committee and Bankstown Legacy for being amongst the thirty-three organisations in our local area to share in over $120,000 under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants program.


“The Volunteer Grants Program is a great way to directly support volunteers who selflessly give up their time to help others,” Mr Clare said.

“Between $1,000 and $5,000 will go to local groups to contribute to their volunteers’ fuel costs and purchase much-needed equipment.

“Grants will also help with the transport costs of volunteers with disabilities who are unable to drive and need to use public transport or taxis as part of their volunteering role.

The Yagoona Public School Parent Representative Committee will receive $2,200 to purchase a computer, laptop, external hard drive, outdoor furniture and a sunshade to support the work of their volunteers.

Bankstown Legacy, a support network for the widows and families of deceased Australian Defence Force personnel will receive $4,172.15 to purchase iPads, photocopiers and a laminator to organise meetings and social outings that enable participants to connect with friends and discuss issues of mutual concern.

“Volunteers play such an important role in our community it is difficult to imagine where we would be without them,” Mr Clare said.

To find out more about Volunteer Grants 2013 visit www.fahcsia.gov.au or call 1800 183 374.

Media contact: Jamie Wassef 02 9790 2466

33 organisations in Blaxland will receive funding under the Volunteer Grants program in 2013:

Australian Air League City of Fairfield Squadron                                                  


Bankstown City Football Club Incorporated


Bankstown Sports Basketball                                                                        


Bankstown Legacy                                                                  


Bankstown State Emergency Service                                                                  


Berala Bears Junior Rugby League Football Club Incorporated                                        


Birrong Sports Football Club                                                                      


Carramar Public School Parent Group                                                                


Chester Hill Public School Parents and Citizens Association                                        


Condell Park Parent and Citizens Association                                                      


Yagoona Girl Guides Yagoona                                                                        


5th Bankstown Scouts Group                                                              




Kitchener Returned and Services League Day Care Club


Lebanese Community Council of New South Wales Incorporated


Muslim Youth of Truth Incorporated                                                                


New Covenant Worship Centre                                                                        


Police Citizens Youth Clubs New South Wales – Bankstown Club


Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club                                                                


Regents Park Football Club Incorporated                                                        


Regents Park Veterans and Community Men’s Shed Incorporated                              


Relief Hope Agency Nation Development Service Incorporated                                        


Homestead Community Cafe                                                          


SalamCare Incorporated                                                                            


Sierra Unite Incorporated                                                                          


Spears Sports Club Incorporated                                                                    


The House of Welcome                                                                  


St Maurice Aged Care


The Bankstown Youth Club Incorporated                                                              


The Vietnamese Australian Mutual Support Association of New South Wales Incorporated


Bankstown Study On


Vietnamese Australian Welfare Association New South Wales Incorporated (VAWA)


Yagoona Public School Parents and Citizens Association