Jan 9, 2009

Eight local organisations benefit from Volunteer Grants Program

Eight organisations in Grayndler to receive funding from the 2008 Volunteer Grants Program

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The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

January 9 2009

8 local non-profit organisations in Grayndler will share in $27,000 from the Australian Government’s Volunteer Grants Program.

Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will be provided to the Marrickville West Community Garden, the Cooks River Valley Association, the Marrickville Indoor Bowls Club, the Sydney Women’s Baseball League, the West Region Chinese Association and the Kegworth, Sydney Secondary College and Ferncourt P&Cs.

“These grants will help local organisations carry out their valuable work”

“Grants can be used to purchase equipment and sporting items and give volunteers much needed help with fuel costs,” said Anthony Albanese.

Anthony visited the Marrickville West Community Garden today to meet volunteers and see first hand the valuable role the garden plays in the community.

The Community Garden will use its grant to purchase Gardening Tools and Equipment, Kitchen Utensils and Outdoor Furniture.

“The Garden is a fantastic place for the community to come together and I am glad the Government is supporting it with this grant.”

“I’d like to thank the volunteers in all local non-profit organisations for the work they do,” said Anthony Albanese.

Anthony visiting the Marrickville West Community Garden.

Contact Anthony

(02) 9564 3588 Electorate Office

Email: A.Albanese.MP@aph.gov.au

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