David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Maranoa MP secures funding boost for Longreach, Winton and Windorah volunteers

May 19, 2020

This week marks National Volunteer Week and to support those who serve us, three groups in Longreach, Winton and Windorah will receive part of $8930, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

“While the work of our volunteers may be unpaid it is not unrecognised,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Desert Rivers Development Board will make use of a $3500 grant to host a community day in the region and support other events that bring people together.

“Volunteers at the Winton Golf Course are going to keep their cool while they work outdoors through the hot summer, with the Club receiving $1300 to purchase a 30 litre filtered water cooler.

“The volunteer group, Leading in the Central West, will make use of $4130 to run a leadership training course for five volunteers in Windorah.

“I’m a firm believer in bringing people together and improving volunteer services across the region because it has a positive flow-on effect on our communities, quality of life and how we support each other.

“These grants is a token of appreciation to support those who serve.

“Volunteers are an integral part of our society, especially during difficult times. Their contribution is vital to ensuring that we continue to support those in need and in bringing the community together through thick and thin.”

Across Maranoa, 19 groups received a 2019-20 Volunteer Grant, ranging between $1,000 and $5,000, to better support their volunteers by purchasing small equipment, pay fuel, transport and training costs. Maranoa received $65,770 in the 2019-20 Volunteer Grant round.

National Volunteer Week runs from 18-24 May and is run by Volunteering Australia. You can get involved in the online activities by visiting the Volunteering Australia www.volunteeringaustralia.org/update-on-national-volunteer-week-2020/#/.