Funding boost for Bonner volunteer groups

Sailability Bayside volunteers will be able to undergo first aid and resuscitation training thanks to a $2880 Morrison Government grant as part of National Volunteer week.

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said Sailability was one of 16 successful volunteer grant recipients in his electorate.

“Volunteers give their time and skills to support others and I am so pleased we have been able to provide a funding injection to support these great community organisatons,” Mr Vasta said.

Volunteer grant recipients include:

  • Fort Lytton Historical Association – $5000
  • Fort Lytton Motocross Club – $5000
  • Wynnum Manly Arts Council – $4500
  • Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre – $3050
  • Sailability Bayside – $2880
  • Safe by the Bay – $2800
  • Rosie’s Youth Mission – $2000
  • Wynnum Manly Employment Training – $1600
  • Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club – $5000
  • Global Care Group (Citipoint Church) – $5000
  • Paws and Brooks Nature Sanctuary – $4990
  • Belmont Saints Basketball Club – $3300
  • Mt Gravatt Meals on Wheels – $5000
  • Lions Club of Brisbane Macgregor – $4830
  • South Brisbane Eagles Hockey Club – $4780
  • South Western Metro Basketball – $4740

Mr Vasta said the funding would go a long way to support organisations and their volunteers through what has been a difficult year.

“Volunteers play an integral role in communities and as we start to recover from this global pandemic, this funding will help deliver services and support to those who need it most,” Mr Vasta said.

“From helping cover the cost of travel expenses for Fort Lytton Historical Association volunteers, to Safe by the Bay volunteers washing clothes and printing documents for people living rough, this funding is making a difference.

“The contribution volunteers make to our local community is vital and as part of National Volunteer Week, I would like to say thank you.”

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