Community org-anisations have shared in the Federal government’s $16 million 2013 Volunteer Grants program.
Funds, ranging between $1000 to $5000, were shared among 16 Mid North volunteer groups, with a total of almost $50,000 awarded to assist the groups in providing a variety of community services.
Locally, Two Wells Community Centre received $4000.
Thompson Beach Progress Association received $4978 to assist its volunteers.
“The grants will help volunteers meet the rising costs of running a not-for-profit organisation,” said Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion.