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 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
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