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101 north west Victorian community groups to share in $233,879.28 extension of funding.



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Media Contact Sally Turvey (03) 5032 4510 -ends-

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

101 NORTH WEST VICTORIAN COMMUNITY GROUPS TO SHARE IN $233,879.28 EXTENSION OF FUNDING

More than 4,400 community volunteer organisations nationwide will share in an extra $10 million in Australian Government funding in recognition of the huge demand for the Volunteer Small Equipment Grants (VSEG) program.

John Forrest, The Nationals Federal Member for Mallee, today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, to extend the funding to more than $16 million for the 2006 VSEG round.

Mr Forrest said he was aware that many groups were disappointed that they were unsuccessful in the last round, so the decision to fund these 101 local volunteer groups was great news. “Our volunteer organisations do a huge amount of work for our communities. Whether it is the local Fire Brigade or Junior Football club, they are a vital cog in the wheel and this sort of financial support is critical at the moment due the impact of drought on their fundraising capability,” said Mr Forrest

The grants are available to volunteer and community organisations that contribute significantly to supporting families and strengthening local communities.

“More than 15,000 eligible applications were received in the 2006 round and, as a consequence, the Coalition Government provided an additional $10 million funding for the 2006 round, taking total funding in the round to more than $16 million,” Mr Forrest said.

“The funding will be used to purchase a wide variety of equipment to make the work of volunteers easier, safer and more enjoyable, including fridges, lap top computers and tree planting equipment,” Mr Forrest said.

All payments are expected to be finalised by the end of June 2007. A hotline service on 1800 197 760 will be available to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants. This extension to the grants concludes the 2006 round of funding. Future VSEG rounds will require new applications. More information is available on the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs website www.facsia.gov.au.

A LIST OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS IS ATTACHED

John Forrest MP The Nationals Member for Mallee

Phone (03) 5032 4510 Fax (03) 5032 9407

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1st Goroke Scout Group Committee

$2,491.69

Battery Lantern, Compass, Esky/Cooler/Thermos/Hot or Cold Pack, Rope, Tent

ANZAC MEMORIAL PARK TRUSTEES

$2,728.00

Mower/Ride-on Mower

A ustralian Federation of Business & Professional Women Inc

$2,728.00

Computer software (non-operating - recommended $500 limit), Computer/Laptop (including operating software), Printer/Multi-function Centre/Fax/Scanner

B.D.S.M. Bar-rook Swimming Club

$2,772.00

Chair(s), Computer/Laptop (including operating software), Trestle Tables

Birchip Bowling Club Inc

$2,970.00

Mower/Ride-on Mower

Birchip Community Emergency Response Team

$1,650.00

Sunshade/Marquee/Umbrella (Portable)

Birchip Community Forum Inc

$2,640.00

BBQ

CHARLTON BOWLING CLUB INC

$1,005.40

Mower/Ride-on Mower, Rattle Gun

Charlton College Parents Club

$2,728.00

Storage containers/units (Portable), Sunshade/Marquee/Umbrella (Portable)

Charlton Go-Kart Club

$2,592.70

GPS/UHF Radio/Transceiver, Sunshade/Marquee/Umbrella (Portable)

CHARLTON LIONS CLUB INC

$1,134.50

First Aid Kit, Stapler, Toaster, Urn (stand-alone and $300 limit), Whiteboard

Charlton Pony Club

$2,406.80

GPS/UHF Radio/Transceiver, Public Address System (Portable)

Circolo Pensionati Italiani Di Mildura and Sunraysia Inc

$3,000.80

Freezer, Fridge

Cohuna & District Historical Society Inc.

$2,403.50

Archive quality Storage Boxes, Precision Cutter, Printer/Multi-function Centre/Fax/Scanner, Verti-Press Strips

Cohuna Model Flying Club Inc

$3,000.80

Mower/Ride-on Mower

CULGOA BOWLING CLUB

$2,494.80

MINI-SPRAYER

Dimboola Urban Fire Brigade

$680.00

Television/Monitor, Video/DVD Player

Diving Sunraysia Ass Inc

$2,999.00

Computer/Laptop (including operating software)

Douglas Rural Fire Brigade

$1,068.99

Chainsaw, Safety Chaps, Safety Helmet

Dunmunkle Youth Group Incorporated

$1,870.00

Trailer

EDNEHOPE APSLEY FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB

$2,727.00

Trailer

F.O.C.D.S.G - Kerang Branch

$2,718.00

Camera/Digital Camera, Computer software (non-operating - recommended $500 limit), Computer/Laptop, Printer/Multi-function Centre/Fax/Scanner

FRIENDS OF LAKE HINDMARSH

$2,200.00

'SLIP ON' WATER TRANSPORTER

Friends of the Pioneer Settlement Inc

$1,795.20

Marquee

Gannawarra University Of The Third Age

$2,100.00

Chairs

Golden Rivers Redgum Forest to Furniture Showcase Commit

$2,695.00

GPS/UHF Radio/Transceiver, Television/Monitor, Video/DVD Player

Gordon Park Committee

$1,637.90

BBQ, Broom/Mop/Cleaning Utensils, Gardening/Landcare Tools/Equipment, Mower/Ride-on Mower, Whipper Snipper

Goroke Golf Club

$2,736.25

Trailer, Whipper Snipper

Hopetoun and District Neighbourhood House

$2,970.00

Camera/Digital Camera, Chair(s), Printer/Multi-function Centre/Fax/Scanner, Television/Monitor

Hopetoun District Cemetery Trust

$3,000.80

Computer/Laptop (including operating software), Gardening/Landcare Tools/Equipment, Outdoor Furniture (Portable), Sunshade/Marquee/Umbrella (Portable), Trailer

Hopetoun Football Netball Club

$2,620.00

Computer/Laptop (including operating software), Fax machine, Laminator, Printer/Multi-function Centre/Fax/Scanner

Kalkee Football & Netball Club

$2,700.00

Dishwasher

Kaniva Fire Brigades Group

$2,018.05

Hoses/couplings for Quickfill pump., Quickfill water pump

Kaniva Leeor United Netball Club

$2,572.90

Gas bottle, Meeting table & 12 chairs, Portable gas heater

kerang &District Preschool Inc

$1,149.00

Chair Trolley, Electronic Stapler, Office Chair, Supper Trolley, Trestle

Kerang Amateur Swimming and Lifesaving Club

$2,992.00

Resuscitation Mannequin, First Aid Kit, Rescue Throw Ropes, Safety Gear (eg lifejackets, helmets, gloves, goggles)

Kerang Baptist PLAYGROUP

$1,531.00

Outdoor Furniture (Portable), Vacuum Cleaner

KERANG BOWLING CLUB INC A9674

$2,724.00

Mower Blades for finer cut, Mower/Ride-on Mower, Whipper Snipper

KOONDROOK/BARHAM PLAYGROUP

$1,950.30

Baby Change Station, Camera/Digital Camera, Printer/Multi-function Centre/Fax/Scanner, Sunshade/Marquee/Umbrella (Portable), Water Cooler (Portable)

Koorlong Primary School

$2,506.02

Gardening/Landcare Tools/Equipment, Kitchen Utensils/Equipment, Outdoor Furniture (Portable), Vacuum Cleaner

LAKE BOGA BOWLING CLUB INC.

$3,000.80

Mower/Ride-on Mower

Lake Boga Landcare Group

$2,728.00

Water Tank (Portable), Hoses & Fittings, Pump (Portable), Trailer

LAKE BOGA PRIMARY SCHOOL PARENTS CLUB

$1,925.00

Backpack Sprayer, Compost Bins, Gardening/Landcare Tools/Equipment, Line Marker/Roller, Trailer

Lake Boga Tidy Town Committee

$2,926.00

Backpack Sprayer, First Aid Kit, Pump (Portable), Safety Gear (eg lifejackets, Trailer, helmets, gloves, goggles)

Lakeside Golf Club Inc

$1,441.00

Brushcutter, Mower/Ride-on Mower, Sunshade/Marquee/Umbrella (Portable)

LALBERT LANDCARE GROUP

$935.00

Camera/Digital Camera, GPS/UHF Radio/Transceiver

Langkoop Rural Fire Brigade

$1,978.05

Davey 3" Gusher pump, Hoses & Fittings

LEITCHVILLE/GUNBOWER CRICKET CLUB INC.

$2,999.70

Fridge

Lions Club of Horsham

$2,860.00

BBQ, Esky/Cooler/Thermos/Hot or Cold Pack, Generator (Portable), Trailer

MALLEE TOUCH ASSOCIATION INC

$2,588.99

Computer software (non-operating - recommended $500 limit), Computer/Laptop (including operating software)

Martrax Incorporated

$2,530.00

Portable Water Tank, Pump (Portable), Trailer

Mildura & District Little Athletics

$2,992.00

Computer/Laptop (including operating software), Fridge, Sunshade/Marquee/Umbrella (Portable)

Mildura District Brass Band

$2,750.00

Public Address System (Portable)

Mildura Lawn Tennis Club

$2,713.00

Cash Register, Chair(s), Guillotine, Photocopier, Whiteboard

Mildura River City Jazz Club Inc.

$1,258.40

Battery Charger, Camera/Digital Camera, Carry bag, DVD/CD burner

Mount Wycheproof and District Racing Club Incorporated

$2,710.00

Mower/Ride-on Mower

MURRABIT GOLF CLUB INC

$2,750.00

Mower/Ride-on Mower

Murtoa Bowling Club Inc

$3,000.80

Mower/Ride-on mower

Murtoa Progress Association Inc

$2,970.00

Computer software (non-operating - recommended $500 limit), Computer/Laptop (including operating software)

Mystic Park/Kangaroo Lake Community Association Inc

$2,886.40

Brushcutter, Ladder, rakes hoes, wheelbarrow, cart and shovel

Nhill A & P Society inc

$658.90

Printer/Multi-function Centre/Fax/Scanner

Nhill Golf Club Inc

$2,726.55

Computer/Laptop (including operating software), Refrigerator (no freezer)

NHILL HOCKEY CLUB

$1,834.80

Portable shelter

Nhill Uniting Church Building Fund

$2,715.00

Dishwasher

Nhill Vintage Club

$2,139.50

Welder

Nullawil Football Club

$438.90

Printer/Multi-function Centre/Fax/Scanner

Nullawil Historical Society Inc

$2,970.00

Generator (Portable)

Nullawil Landcare Group

$2,570.00

Air operated fence post driver, Kidney tray tree holder, Portable herbicide spray unit, Pottiputki tree planter

NYAH DISTRICT BOWLING CLUB INC

$2,550.00

Coring Machine

Nyah West Tennis Club Inc A0001261R

$2,972.20

3m Cross Fold Boom, Line Marker/Roller, Tow Spray Unit

Quambatook Community Resource Centre

$2,785.20

Bookcase, Kitchen Utensils/Equipment, Outdoor Furniture (Portable), Sunshade/Marquee/Umbrella (Portable), Urn (stand-alone and $300 limit)

Quantong Recreation Reserve

$2,977.70

HP Laserjet 2840, Jackaroo SS Patio Heater, Stihl FS 85R

Rainbow Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary

$1,649.00

Dishwasher

Rainbow Infant Welfare Auxiliary

$1,174.80

10mtrs of calico to make storage bags, Bookcase, Portable Changetable, Portable Highchair, Storage Containers

Red Cliffs Community Playgroup

$912.74

Heater (Portable), Kitchen Utensils/Equipment, Microwave

Riding for the disabled Association Mildura Branch

$2,037.20

Computer software (non-operating - recommended $500 limit), Computer/Laptop (including operating software), Internet security, Printer/Multi-function Centre/Fax/Scanner

RUPANYUP AGRICULTURAL & PASTORAL SOCIETY INC

$2,871.00

Extension speaker, Microphone, Protective cover, Public Address System (Portable), Speaker stand

RUPANYUP MEMORIAL HALL

$1,289.20

Heater (Portable), Microwave, Vacuum Cleaner

RUPANYUP RSL SUB BRANCH

$242.00

Chair(s), Table (eg dining, coffee, fold-up)

SEA LAKE CROQUET CLUB

$3,000.80

Mower/Ride-on Mower

Sea Lake Landcare group

$2,681.00

KidneyTray TreeHholder, Portable WaterTank, Pottiputki Tree Planter, Trailer, Water Pump

SHEEP HILLS GOLF CLUB

$3,000.80

Mower/Ride-on Mower

South Lillimur Rural Fire Brigade

$2,385.50

Generator (Portable), Heater (Portable), Light stand/twin lamps

ST ARNAUD AGRICULTURE SOCIETY INC

$1,760.00

Computer software (non-operating - recommended $500 limit), Computer/Laptop (including operating software), Printer/Multi-function Centre/Fax/Scanner

ST ARNAUD BOWLING CLUB INC

$2,750.00

boom spray 2m ground drive

St Arnaud Urban Fire Brigade

$2,566.26

Computer network switch, Computer/Laptop, Digital camera, Digital camera memory card

Sunraysia Hockey Association Inc

$2,251.70

Television/Monitor, Video Camera, Video/DVD Player

Swan Hill Apex Club

$2,860.00

Bain-marie, Pie Warmers, Steamers, Urn

SWAN HILL CHURCH OF CHRIST

$2,700.00

Gardening/Landcare Tools/Equipment, Set of Hand Tools, Tool Top for Trailer, Trailer

Swan Hill Genealogical & Historical Society Inc

$2,600.40

Computer/Laptop (including operating software), Printer/Multi-function Centre/Fax/Scanner

Tigers Junior Football Club Incorporated

$2,999.00

Computer/Laptop (including operating software), Goal Marker Flag, Line Marker/Roller

Warracknabeal Bowling Club Inc

$2,710.00

+ Fax, 81cm, Fridge, Video/DVD Player

Watchem Bowling Club Inc.

$374.00

Clothing (transferable), Safety Gear (eg lifejackets, helmets, gloves, goggles)

Wimmera Foster Care Network

$3,000.80

Resource Library

Winiam Rural Fire Brigade

$2,500.00

Portable tank

Woorak Hall

$1,078.00

First Aid Kit, Ladder, Microwave, Vacuum Cleaner

Woorinen Football Club

$2,600.00

Kitchen Utensils/Equipment, Microwave, Photocopier

Wycheproof & District Lawn Tennic Club Inc

$3,000.00

Brushcutter, Chair(s), Heater (Portable), Mower/Ride-on Mower

Wycheproof Narraport Cricket Club

$3,000.80

Line Marker/Roller

Wycheproof Weighbridge Association Inc

$2,501.40

Blower, Earmuffs, Extension Lead, Vacuum Cleaner

WYCHITELLA DISTRICT LAND CARE GROUP

$1,392.60

Kidney Tray (Holds tree tubes), Pump to operate spray unit, Tree Planting Tool