Anthony Byrne MP, Federal Member for Holt, joined Rev David Powys from the Anglican Church of Australia Parish of Cranbourne to congratulate the church on receiving a $4,977 for electronic, audio and video equipment for use by volunteers at the church.
Under the Volunteer Grants Program 24 local organisations have been awarded funding. They will receive total funding of $100,857.
Volunteers play a critical role in helping shape our region and building stronger and more resilient communities. Their generosity permeates almost every aspect of Australian society; whether it be helping out local sporting clubs or land care groups, assisting our most disadvantaged, or helping recover from natural disasters.
The successful organisations will receive grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to purchase small equipment items, contribute towards the cost of training courses and background checks, and to help to reimburse volunteers for the cost of their fuel or transport.
“I wish to congratulate all the organisations that received Volunteer Grants this year, as each grant is vital to continue to support the work of volunteers in our local community,’ said Mr Byrne.
“I also congratulate Rev David Powys on successfully obtaining $5,000 under the Holt Stronger Communities Grant Programme for a new audio visual fitout at the St John’s Anglican Church in Cranbourne. All the seven community groups that use the St John’s Community Hall will greatly benefit from use of the new audio visual equipment and I wish the church all the best with all their future endeavours,” said Mr Byrne.
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