Almost $150,000 received for Calwell volunteers

37 local community organisations in Calwell are among 4,600 across Australia to benefit from the Federal Government’s $16 million Volunteer Grants initiative. These local organisations will share in almost $150,000 to support the work of their volunteers. Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou said the Government’s investment was delivering much-needed support to local volunteers. “We know that volunteers give their time, energy and expertise to support our community,” Ms Vamvakinou said.“They will receive a grant of between $1000 and $5000 to contribute to their volunteers’ fuel costs and purchase much-needed equipment. “For the first time, the grants will also help cover transport costs of volunteers with disability who are unable to drive and need to use public transport or taxis as part of their volunteering role.”
The following organisations in the electorate received funding:
3NRG Incorporated$ 3,256; All Women Concern, $4,740; Assyrian Culture Centre of Australia, $5000; Australian Assyrian Arts and Literature Foundation $4,500; Australian Mesopotamian Women Association $5,000; Australian Rostrum Victoria Incorporated,$4,498.00; Australian Turkish Education and Cultural Foundation
$4,600; Broadmeadows Historical Society Incorporated, $3,520.00; Broadmeadows Obedience Dog Club Incorporated, $3,800; Broadmeadows Remembrance Memorial Association Incorporated,$4,500; Broadmeadows Turkish Senior Citizens Club Incorporated $1,200; CCC Samoa Women’s Fellowship,$4,930; Coolaroo West Community House, $5000; Council of Turkish Associations Of Victoria Incorporated, $5000; Dallas Neighbourhood House,$3,300; Education and Skill Development Foundation Incorporated, $4,620; Fiji Social and Cultural Organisation of Victoria Australia Incorporated FSCOVA $4.900; Friends of Will Will Rook Pioneer Cemetery Group Incorporated $4,400; Hume City Swimming Club Incorporated $2,464; Hume Dalburn Girl Guides $2,013; Hume Community First Incorporated, $3,400; Jacana Cricket Club, $2,750; Jacksons Creek Town Club Incorporated $1,070; KYA Kardelen Youth Association, $3,400; Meadow Park Soccer Club Incorporated $4,500; Networking Women of Victoria Incorporated,$5000;New Generations Incorporated,$5000; Northern Roosters Football Club Incorporated, $4,980; Northern Turkish Family Association $5000; NZ Maori Club Taku Mana Cultural Group of Victoria Incorporated, $5000; Rupertswood Cricket Club Incorporated $1,500; Somali Inter-Riverine Community Development Association Incorporated $4,522; Young Carers Support Group $4,300;The Rotaract Club of Tullamarine Incorporated, $2810; The Trichothiodystrophy, Xeroderma Victorian State Emergency Service Cambellfield Pigmentosum and Cockayne Syndrome Trust Fund $5000; Upfield Soccer Club $4,150; Victorian State Emergency Service Cambellfield, $4,540.

Across the country, more than 200,000 volunteers will benefit from the Volunteer Grants.Details: or call 1800 183 374.