David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Funding boost in Charleville and Quilpie this National Volunteer Week

May 19, 2020

This week marks National Volunteer Week, with Girl Guides Charleville and Quilpie Sporting Clays Club benefiting from $8300 in grants, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

“Volunteers at Girl Guides create experiences and teach skills to members that last a lifetime – whether it’s activities that build confidence or fundraising,” Mr Littleproud said.

“With a $3700 grant, Girl Guides will purchase office, kitchen and maintenance equipment to make all aspects of the volunteer operation more efficient,” Mr Littleproud said.

“In Quilpie, the Sporting Clays Club will use $4600 to buy a ride-on mower, which will be a real boost when 40 degree heat sets in in summer.

“These grants are 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, 21 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 Grants 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/#/.