Three local community organisations were among 15 in the Eden-Monaro federal electorate to benefit from $47,000 in grants given out this week.
The Adelong Swimming Club, Tumut Rugby League Football Club Inc., and the Rotary Club of Batlow have each received in between $1000 and $5000 in funding. Secretary of the Rotary Club of Batlow Margaret Isselman said they will spend their $1200 grant on a PA system and a projector for use in community meetings.
“The projector particularly will be great when we have guest speakers,” she said.
“They’ll be able to show photos and videos and things like that. Particularly when we have young students coming back from camps and trips and so on, they’ll be able to show us what they’ve been up to.
“It’ll be great!”
The other successful organisations were: Bega Valley Suicide Prevention Action Network (Span) Inc, Cooma Bowling Club, Eden Community Radio, Googong Rugby League Incorporated, Lions Club of Bega, Merimbula-Imlay Historical Society, Monty’ Place Narooma, Op Shop Uniting Church Jindabyne, Quaama Mens Shed, Queanbeyan Sustainability Group, The Narooma Rescue Squad, and U3A Bermagui & District Inc.
Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly announced the successful applicants on Wednesday.
“As the federal member I am proud to see the strong community spirit in Eden-Monaro supported by our community organisations that run overwhelmingly on the back of hard working and dedicated volunteers,” he said.
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of the community. The selfless work of volunteers in community organisations upholds the cohesiveness of our community and I acknowledge and recognise the invaluable contribution of volunteers in Eden-Monaro.
“I will proudly continue to fight for Eden-Monaro to get its fair share from Canberra and will continue my strong record of delivering improved local health infrastructure, schools, roads and community projects.”