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Volunteer funding for Port Stephens organisations.

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Monday, October 08, 2001


Senator John Tierney Liberal Senator for NSW

Bob Baldwin Liberal Candidate for Paterson

A number of volunteer organisations in Port Stephens will receive funding as part of the Federal Government’s Small Equipment Grants Program in the International Year of the Volunteer.

The local recipients and their respective grants are: Ø Anna Bay Public School Parents & Citizens Association - $2,056 Ø Fingal Bay Parks & Reserves Committee - $1,826 Ø Lemon Tree Passage Parks, Reserves and Tidy Town committee - $1,759 Ø NSW Sports Council for the Disabled Hunter Region (Bob’s Farm) - $4,376 Ø Pindimar Bundabah Community Association - $279 Ø Port Stephens Historical Society - $160 Ø Raymond Terrace Amateur Swimming Club Inc. - $3,900 Ø Riding for the Disabled - Hunter Valley Vaulting Centre - $1,364 Ø The Salvation Army Richmond Terrace Corps - $2,665

“This Small Equipment Grants Program for volunteer organisations, helps in the purchase of a wide variety of equipment that will make the valuable work done by dedicated volunteers easier, safer or more enjoyable,” Senator John Tierney said.

“The funding enables organisations to buy equipment that they would not ordinarily be able to afford.”

These grants are the third major injection of Commonwealth funding for volunteers this year. In round one and two, more than 2,100 organisations shared in $5.4 million.

In this round 2,800 organisations will share in $7 million.

“Volunteers do an outstanding service to the community and deserve to have equipment that will make their work a little easier,” Liberal Candidate for Paterson Bob Baldwin.

“The cost of the contribution that volunteers make is enormous and without them we would be a lesser nation.

‘Congratulations to our three local groups for the excellent work in the community.”

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