David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Maranoa MP: Funding boost for South Burnett volunteers this National Volunteer Week

May 19, 2020

This week marks National Volunteer Week and two local community groups in the South Burnett will benefit from $6240 in grants, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

“The South Burnett Pantry will make use of $5000 to reimburse fuel expenses of their volunteers, hold first aid training and replace a display fridge,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Volunteers at The South Burnett Pantry play an important role travelling to serve customers, picking up goods and making sure food-aid is available to those in need.

“Taabinga State School P&C does an amazing job in providing breakfast for students who come to school with nothing and I’m glad to see they’ll make use of a $1240 grant to upgrade their operation.

“Volunteers with the P&C will buy utensils and equipment so that they don’t have to use their own and provide breakfast to a great number of students.”

“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 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/#/.