Murraylands groups set for funding boost

Four Murraylands organisations are set to receive funding as part of a Federal program to help local community groups support the work of volunteers.

Jim Stevens, Keith Lowe, John Chandler, Irene Cowley, Rhonda Frick, Titiko Stevens and Erica Temme. attended the Mannum RSL centenary celebrations in August 2019.

Jim Stevens, Keith Lowe, John Chandler, Irene Cowley, Rhonda Frick, Titiko Stevens and Erica Temme. attended the Mannum RSL centenary celebrations in August 2019.

The Jervois Bluds Netball Club, Coorong CFS Group, RSL Mannum Sub Branch and the Lincoln Park- Horse and Human Rehabilitation Centre at Monarto will have funds to use to help with volunteers.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the funding injection coincided with National Volunteer Week, which runs from May 18 to May 24.

"Volunteers freely give their time and skills to support others and will play a key role in communities over the next few months as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic," Mr Pasin said.

"This funding recognises the sacrifices they make to help deliver vital services to those who need it most."

"While the work of our volunteers may be unpaid it is certainly not unrecognised.

"From fighting bushfires, delivering food to vulnerable Australians in isolation and helping out with the weekend sport, they are all local champions."

Mr Pasin said that across the nation, volunteers added an estimated $290 billion each year to the economy.

"It's a small way we can say thank you to our volunteers for what they do," he said.

Funding to be received:

  • Coorong CFS Group - $5000
  • Jervois Bluds Netball Club Inc - $5000
  • Lincoln Park - Horse and Human Rehabilitation Centre Inc (Monarto) - $5000
  • Returned Services' League (Mannum Sub Branch) Inc - $1780