4 May 2017
Gold Coast MP Steven Ciobo has announced 16 groups from his electorate will receive grants from the Coalition Government, totalling more than $51,000.
“The Volunteer Grants will assist a range of local groups here on the Coast including veterans’ organisations and surf clubs, groups working to tackle homelessness and local sporting clubs,” Mr Ciobo said.
“The grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 enable the city’s community organisations to better support their volunteers by purchasing much-needed equipment, training and transport,” Mr Ciobo said.
“For example, the Southport Croquet Club will receive just over $2,500 to contribute to the reimbursement of volunteers’ training costs, and the Australian Anti Ice Campaign will use their $5,000 grant to purchase much-needed computer equipment to continue their vital work in the community.
“Next week, from 8th May, is National Volunteer Week, when we acknowledge the important work of our volunteers and their organisations in building stronger communities.
“The energy, expertise and time our volunteers give to our community supports those most in need and represents what Australian communities are all about – giving a helping hand.
“I’m glad to see our local organisations will have this support to continue their valuable work.”
The volunteers from the Gold Coast are among nearly 100, 000 volunteers across Australia benefiting from $10 million in grants to support community organisations.
For a full list of successful recipients and information about Volunteer Grants, go to