Funding boost for local volunteers in La Trobe

Local community groups in La Trobe will benefit from a share in $9 million of federal funding to support local volunteers across Australia.

The grants awarded are between $1,000 and $5,000, and will enable organisations in La Trobe to better support their volunteers to purchase small equipment, pay fuel, transport and training costs.

Member for La Trobe, Jason Wood, said this funding will go a long way in supporting organisations and their volunteers through what has been a tough year and it was indeed a very competitive process.

“La Trobe has been significantly impacted by coronavirus this year. This funding will go a long way to support volunteers to continue their important work in the community,” Mr Wood said.

Volunteers are an integral part of our society, especially during difficult times. Their contribution is vital to ensuring that we continue to support families, provide employment pathways for young people and strengthen community resilience,” Mr Wood said.

Organisations in La Trobe receiving grants are;

  • 1st Cockatoo Scout Group Committee
  • Berwick Netball Club Inc.
  • Bunurong Mens Shed Pakenham Inc.
  • Casey North Community Information and Support Service Inc.
  • Country Fire Authority
  • Country Fire Authority
  • Follow Baptist Church
  • Lakeside Residents Group Incorporated
  • Nar Nar Goon Progress Association Inc.
  • Officer Public Hall and Library Reserve Committee of Management
  • Probus Club of Casey Combined Inc
  • Scouts Victoria
  • Siri Guru Nanak Darbar Incorporated
  • Springvale Monash Legal Service Inc.
  • Sri Lankan Dance Academy of Victoria Inc.
  • St. John Ambulance Australia (Victoria) Inc.
  • Upper Beaconsfield Tennis Club Inc.
  • Victoria State Emergency Service Emerald Unit
  • WISH Wildlife Incident Safe Haven Incorporated

“Volunteers embody the best of our community with thousands of people regularly volunteering their skills, services and time to make life in La Trobe better for those around them, “ Mr Wood said