David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Maranoa MP secures grant for Clifton Landcare this National Volunteer Week

May 19, 2020

This week marks National Volunteer Week and the Clifton Landcare Group will benefit from an $1800 grant to support its volunteers, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

“The Clifton Landcare Group is undertaking a project to help protect the endangered bulloak butterfly which involves an 80km trip to the site,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Volunteers will be able to use this $1800 grant to assist with fuel costs so that they can continue to monitor the butterfly habitat.

“This grant 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, 21 groups received a 2019-20 Volunteer Grant, ranging between $1,000 and $5,000, to better support their volunteers by purchasing small equipment, paying for fuel, transport and training costs. Maranoa received $65,770 in 2019-20 Volunteer Grants.

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/#/.