Grants abound for volunteer organisations on Northern Rivers
MORE than 1500 local volunteers will benefit from grants totalling $230,000 for 60 community organisations across the Northern Rivers.
Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan wanted to thank all the volunteers who gave freely of their time.
“Volunteers play a critical role in shaping our community and making us stronger and resilient,” he said.
“These grants will help the volunteers who help us.”
Mr Hogan put out a call to all our volunteer organisations to apply for the grant last October.
In all, Mr Hogan today announced grants totalling almost $350,000 for 92 volunteer organisations across the entire electorate of Page benefiting almost 2500 volunteers.
Volunteer groups in the Northern Rivers which have received a grant include:
- Lismore Base Hospital Auxiliary
- Westpac Rescue Helicopter
- Lismore Scout Group
- Friends of the Koala
- the Lantern Parade
- Lismore Basketball Association
- Casino Neighbourhood Centre
- Evans Head-Casino Surf Life Saving Club.