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5 December, 2020

Extra funding for local volunteer organisations

Ten local community groups* across Cairns and Far North Queensland will benefit from a share of $2.7 million from the Morrison Government to support the work of local volunteers.


PHOTO: Hekili Outrigger Canoe Club website

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

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Enstch said volunteers are an integral part of our society, especially during difficult times.

He said volunteer organisations are the life blood of many communities across the region.

“On December 5 we mark International Volunteer Day and celebrate the contribution of charity and community groups across Cairns, Cape York and Torres Strait as they continue to support the vulnerable and strengthen our community,” Mr Entsch said.

“Our region has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 this year and help is still needed by many.

“This additional funding will go a long way in helping even more local organisations and their volunteers to continue their important work, through what has been a very tough year.”

Volunteer peak bodies across all states and territories are distributing the funding based on the needs of the sector in each state or territory.

The 2020-21 Volunteer Grants round is expected to open mid-2021. Subscribe on the Community Grants Hub to be alerted to this and other grant listings.

For more information on volunteering please visit the Volunteering Australia website.

Successful Community Organisations:

  • Cairns African Society – $3450
  • Fassio Road Rural Fire Brigade – $1320
  • Hekili Outrigger Canoe Club – $5000
  • Holloways Beach Community Garden – $3075
  • Kulpiyam Youth and Sport Inc – $4500
  • Marlin Coast Bowls Club Inc. – $5000
  • Phoenix Sports and Culture Club – $2500
  • Port Douglas Junior AFL Club – $5000
  • Redlynch Junior Rugby League Football Club – $2700
  • Trinity Stingers Hockey Club Inc – $4563

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