Volunteer groups stimulated by grants

The Noosa Arts and Crafts Association will get a digital boost, with a $5,000 New Technology Grant.

“Noosa has a thriving arts and culture scene, and the long-established Noosa Arts and Crafts Association plays an important role in connecting local artists, developing new skills and producing quality works of art. , all contributing to the vibrancy and appeal of Noosa,” Wide Bay MP Llew O’Brien said.

“This funding, provided through the Liberal and National Government Volunteer Grants Scheme, will enable Noosa Arts and Crafts to purchase a new laptop, software and training to help support the work of their 350 members – as well as an ergonomic chair so that the equipment can be used comfortably.

The Noosa Arts and Crafts Association was one of nine Noosa organizations to share $32,360 as part of the $20 million volunteer grant round.

The Volunteer Grant Program offers grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to enable organizations to better support their volunteers to purchase small equipment, pay for fuel, and cover transportation and training costs.

The following Noosa and hinterland organizations have received funding:

Cooran State School P&C Association – $1,200 for an iPad to be used for store sales and fundraising events.

Cooroy Golf Club – $2,530 for protective clothing and a first aid kit.

Katie Rose Cottage Hospice – $5,000 for CPR training for volunteers and a laptop computer.

Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club – $5,000 for a claw program, first aid equipment and radio equipment.

Noosa Integrated Catchment Association – $3,500 for a new spotting scope and tripod to support the shorebird survey team.

Ozfish Unlimited – Noosa – $1,690 for a new laptop and projector to help with administrative tasks.

Pomona Arts Inc – Majestic Theater – $3,442 for fuel vouchers, washer and dryer, signage and signage.

PTSD Dogs Australia – $4,998 for training courses to help volunteers in their work with veterans with PTSD.

“Noosa volunteers are heavy hitters when it comes to their generosity and community spirit, and the funding provided through the Volunteer Grants Scheme will go a long way to ensuring that volunteers are able to continue their important work, d ‘helping families and others, building community resilience and creating even brighter and more engaged communities in Noosa and the hinterland,’ Mr O’Brien said.

“I thank all the volunteers everywhere for the work they do and I congratulate these organizations for the difference they continue to make every day in their communities.

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