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Grants Galore For Cowra Shire

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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Cowra Little Athletics, Cowra Amateur Musical and Dramatic Society and Home Start Cowra have received a welcome boost with Member for Riverina Michael McCormack announcing they will receive grants to support the vital work they do for the community.

The support is being delivered through the Federal Government’s 2021 Volunteer Grants program, providing community organisations with grants of between $1,000 and $5,000.

Cowra Little Athletics will receive $2,500, Cowra Amateur Musical and Dramatic Society will receive $5,000 and Home Start Cowra will receive $2,500.

Other grant recipients in the district included the Woodstock Memorial Hall Committee ($4,620) and Woodstock Swimming Pool Inc ($2,500).

The funding can be used to buy small equipment for use by volunteers, reimburse volunteer fuel costs, meet training costs, transport volunteers with a disability or support promotional activities on volunteering activities.

“These volunteer groups deserve as much support as they can get and I am pleased to have delivered this good news about the grants to them just as we have marked International Day of the Volunteer,” Mr McCormack said.

“I thank the grant recipients, indeed all volunteer groups, for the wonderful work they do for the community.”

There are more than 8.7 million volunteers around Australia and their economic contribution is estimated at $290 billion a year.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the ability of many community organisations to raise money they need to help others; the Government recognises this problem and is providing badly-needed funds,” Mr McCormack said.

Mr McCormack said the 2021 Volunteer Grants program would deliver a total of $18 million to more than 5,000 organisations nationwide.

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