South East, Mallee groups set for funding boost

Five South East and Mallee organisations are set to receive funding as part of a Federal program to help local community groups support the work of volunteers.

At a funding announcement in April 2019 were Naracoorte Soccer club president Jon Thurlow, Member for Barker Tony Pasin, MRC coordinator Jenny Stirling, and Mayor Erika Vickery.

At a funding announcement in April 2019 were Naracoorte Soccer club president Jon Thurlow, Member for Barker Tony Pasin, MRC coordinator Jenny Stirling, and Mayor Erika Vickery.

The Naracoorte United Soccer Club, Beachport SLSC, Millicent Mens Shed, Mundulla Sports Centre and the Lucindale Community Economic Development Board will have funds to use to help with volunteers.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the funding injection coincided with National Volunteer Week, which runs from May 18 to May 24.

"Volunteers freely give their time and skills to support others and will play a key role in communities over the next few months as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic," Mr Pasin said.

"This funding recognises the sacrifices they make to help deliver vital services to those who need it most."

"While the work of our volunteers may be unpaid it is certainly not unrecognised.

"From fighting bushfires, delivering food to vulnerable Australians in isolation and helping out with the weekend sport, they are all local champions."

Mr Pasin said that across the nation, volunteers added an estimated $290 billion each year to the economy.

"It's a small way we can say thank you to our volunteers for what they do," he said.

Funding to be received:

  • Beachport Surf Life Saving Club Inc - $5000
  • Naracoorte United Soccer Club Inc - $2000
  • Lucindale Community Economic Development Board Inc - $3600
  • Millicent Mens Shed Inc - $5000
  • Mundulla Sport and Recreational Centre Inc -$1580