December 2, 2021

Volunteers and their organisations in Wannon will receive part of the Morrison Government’s $20 million Volunteer Grants round, to support the crucial role that they play within our community as Australia moves forward out of the pandemic.

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan today announced $135,541 in funding for 49 community organisations in Wannon.

“As your local member, I have seen the impact of volunteering here in Wannon and how the hard work of local volunteers continues to strengthen our community,” Mr Tehan said.

“I’m proud of the work undertaken by community organisations in Wannon, supporting businesses and families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery”.

Mr Tehan said, “volunteering greatly benefits our communities – both socially and economically”.

The 2021 Volunteer Grants provide organisations with grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to help purchase equipment, training, and background screening checks for their volunteers.

Volunteers are integral to many Australian organisations, with more than 8.7 million volunteers across the country giving their time freely to support their communities.

Successful recipients are listed below:

Community GroupFunding
1st Beaufort Scout Group$2,000.00
Ararat & District Historical Society$1,600.00
Ararat & District U3A$2,500.00
Ararat City Tennis Club$1,000.00
BeaufortProgress Association$4,460.00
Camperdown Golf Bowling Club$1,700.00
Camperdown Toy Library$1,207.00
Central Grampians LLEN$1,912.00
CFA Nullaware$1,330.00
Coast Guard Portland$3,750.00
Cobden Aero Club$1,300.00
Colac & District Family History Group$4,028.00
Colac Makers' Space$3,243.00
Colac Men's Shed$5,000.00
Colac Otway U3A$4,407.00
Dunkeld Arboretum Development Inc$1,320.00
Ecklin Cricket Club$1,799.00
Find your Voice Collective$4,920.00
Great Western Racecourse and Recreation Committee$5,000.00
Grenville Tennis Club$1,200.00
Haddon Rural Fire Brigade CFA$1,898.00
Hamilton History Centre$1,268.00
Hamilton Pastoral Museum$2,500.00
Hamilton Scout Group$2,460.00
Hawkesdale and District Development Action Committee$3,000.00
Lake Goldsmith Hall Committee$2,819.00
LochArd Pony club$1,600.00
Macarthur & District Historical Society$4,000.00
Narrawong District Association$3,750.00
Penshurst & District Lions Club$1,299.00
Penshurst & District Pony Club Inc$2,398.00
Portland Scenic Gateway Landcare Group$2,320.00
Raglan Hall and Recreation Reserve Committee$3,990.00
Rotary Club of Port Fairy$2,285.00
Rotary Club of Terang$3,280.00
Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum$2,000.00
St John Ambulance$2,000.00
Stawell Railway Station Gallery$5,000.00
Tatyoon Cricket Club$3,787.00
Tatyoon Football Netball Club$3,191.00
Terang Harness Owners Trainers & Supporters Group$3,059.00
The Salvation Army Portland$3,745.00
Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation - Ararat Branch$1,500.00
Warrnambool & District Community Hospice$2,325.00
Warrnambool CoastCare LandCare Network$3,391.00
Warrnambool Community Garden$2,000.00
Warrnambool Men's Shed$5,000.00
Wickliffe/ Lake Bolac Football Netball Club$1,000.00
Woorndoo Chatsworth Landcare Group$5,000.00
TOTAL FUNDING$135,541.00
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