Volunteer organisations on the southern Gold Coast are among nearly 2,700 across Australia who’ll benefit from $10 million in Turnbull Government grants to support the important work of community volunteers.
Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, said the grants will provide vital support to local community organisations that help many of our most vulnerable citizens.
“17 volunteer organisations on the southern Gold Coast will share in more than $69,000 in funding,” Mrs Andrews said.
“They include Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club, End All Domestic Violence and Never Alone Friendship Centre to name a few.
“The grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 enable the organisations to better support
their volunteers by purchasing much-needed equipment, training and transport,” Mrs Andrews said.
“For example, the Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club, which is home to 310 volunteers, will use its $5000 grant to purchase new first aid and safety equipment.
“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 that our local organisations will have this support to continue their valuable work.”
For a full list of successful recipients and information about Volunteer Grants, go to: