Local Volunteer Groups in Pearce Share in Extension of Funding
Posted on Tuesday, 3 April 2007
More than 4,400 Australian community volunteer organisations 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.
Member for Pearce, Hon Judi Moylan MP, has welcomed the recent announcement by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Hon Mal Brough MP, to extend the funding to more than $16 million for the 2006 VSEG round.
These 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 Howard Government provided an additional $10 million funding for the 2006 round, taking total funding in the round to more than $16 million,” Ms Moylan explained.
“The funding will be used to purchase a wide variety of equipment to make the work of volunteers easier, safer and more enjoyable.”
Some of the successful groups in Pearce include sporting and community groups in Brookton, Greenmount, Parkerville, Toodyay, Gingin, York, Northam, Butler, Wundowie, Narrogin, Mundaring and Gabbadah.
They received funding for computer equipment, software, furniture, white goods, gardening tools and audiovisual equipment.
Detailed information about the specific groups which received funding is attached.
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