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Cash boost for 42 community groups

Posted: 7am 20 Dec 2021

Community groups in the Longman electorate will get more the $127,000 in Federal Government Volunteer Grants.

Member for Longman Terry Young said 42 organisations would share $127,711 in grants from between $1000-$5000 for equipment, training and running costs.

They can also be used to increase participation, promote awareness of volunteering opportunities, and adjust policies and procedures to strengthen safety.

Vital role

“I see time and time again the vital role that volunteers play in the region and how their hard work continues to strengthen our local communities,” Mr Young said.

“There are many wonderful local community groups that play such an important role in our community, and I’m delighted to be able to help them out through this program.

“There are around three million volunteers in Queensland, who put in around 900 million hours in 2020. Anything we can do to help these people carry out their important work is worth it.”

Recipients include Blind Bats Inc, whose President Paul Szep is pictured above.

2021 Volunteer Grant recipients in Longman:

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology

Beachmere Area Network Group Inc

Beachmere Classic Vehicle Club Incorporated

Beachmere Community Association Inc.

Blind Bats Inc 

Bribie Aquatic Community Events

Bribie Island Football Club

Bribie Island Rd Saddle Club Inc

Bribie Island State High School P&C

Burpengary Jets Netball Club Inc.

Burpengary Pony Club Inc.

Caboolture Historical Village Inc.

Caboolture Living Hope Church of Christ

Caboolture Meals on Wheels

Caboolture Men's Shed

Caboolture Warplane and Flight Heritage Museum

Community Men's Shed Bribie Island

Dakabin State High School Cattle Team through the Dakabin State High School P&C

Fishability QLD inc

Friends of the Lagoon Creek Group

Genies Netball Club Global Care Bribie Island

Global Care Bribie Island

HisHarvest

In the Paws of Angels Inc.

Meant to Rise Inc.

Morayfield Community Uniting Church

Moreton Bay First Aid Volunteers Inc.

Moreton Bay Lions Australian Football Sports Club

Mount Mee Historical Society

Multicultural Association of Caboolture and Surrounds Inc.

New Creation Christian Church Ltd

South East Queensland Wheelchair Rugby League

St Peter's Conference Caboolture branch of St Vincent de Paul Society QLD

The Caboolture Gem Club

The Lions Club of Bribie Island

The Rotary Club of Bribie Island

Toc H Queensland Area Inc.

Tropicana Classic Inc.

Voices Choral Group Inc.

Volunteer Marine Rescue Bribie Island

Woodford Community Art Group

Woodford Historical Society Inc.

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