Volunteers in Pearce are among nearly 100,000 volunteers across Australia benefitting from $10 million in Australian Government grants to support community organisations.
Federal Member for Pearce and Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, announced that almost 2,700 community organisations would benefit from a grant to support the work of their volunteers.
Mr Porter said that the Coalition Government is delivering vital support to Pearce’s small community organisations, which help many of our most vulnerable citizens.
“The Volunteer Grants will assist a range of local groups including the Toodyay Tennis Club, the Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association and the Pearce Community Toy Library and Social Group,” Mr Porter said.
“The grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 enable our local community organisations to better support their volunteers by helping with the cost of equipment, training and transport.
“Next week, from 8 May, is National Volunteers 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.”
The below Pearce community organisations were successful recipients of the Volunteer Grants: