Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said more than 500 local volunteers will benefit from grants totalling more than $68,000 for 18 community organisations across the Clarence Valley.
“I would like to thank all our volunteers who freely give their time,” he said.
“Volunteers play a critical role in shaping our community and making us stronger and more resilient. These grants will help the volunteers who help us.
Mr Hogan put out a call to all our volunteer organisations to apply for the grant last November.
In all, Mr Hogan today announced grants totalling more than $250,000 for 69 volunteer organisations across the entire electorate of Page benefiting almost 2000 volunteers.
Volunteer groups in the Northern Rivers which have received a grant include Nymboida Canoeing ($4150), Rotary Club of Yamba ($4309), Lawrence Historical Society ($1948), Happy Paws Haven ($1000), Grafton Truck Drivers Social Club ($4000), Iluka Netball Club ($2500), Grafton Riding Club ($2170), Wildlife Rescue ($5000), Lawrence Public Hall Reserve Trust ($1533), Iluka Meals on Wheels ($5000), Grafton Estate Tenants and Recreation Committee ($5000), Grafton Gem Club ($5000), Clarence Valley Christian Broadcasters ($4943), Friends of Grafton Gallery ($3345) and the Lower Clarence Music Eisteddfod Association ($5000).