091209 TWEED HEADS SES AMember for Richmond MP Justine Elliot has announced that 75 volunteer organisations in the electorate will receive funding from the Rudd Government’s Volunteer Grants 2009 initiative.

“Under this initiative, grants of between $1000 and $5000 are provided to non-profit organisations to support their volunteers and encourage volunteering,” she said.

Volunteer organisations in the Richmond electorate will benefit from volunteer grants totalling $236,834.

“Every day volunteers are out in our local community doing what they do best – helping those in need, nurturing our environment and fostering our nation’s sporting and cultural life,” Ms Elliot said.

“Volunteer grants provide valuable support to organisations that keep the local community together.

“In the Richmond electorate volunteer grants will be used to purchase small equipment such as cupboards, cabinets, first aid kits, marquees and sail shades.”

Following is a full list of successful applicants:

·       Island Quarry Association – $2,100
·       Australia Indonesia Arts Alliance – $2,000
·       Brunswick Heads Red Cross Branch – $1,067.74
·       Byron Bay Red Cross Branch – $2,737
·       Murwillumbah Red Cross Branch – $2,078
·       Tweed Heads Red Cross Branch – $2,064
·       Uki Red Cross Branch – $1,000
·       Beachside Church Pottsville – $5,000
·       Bangalow Anglican Op-Shop – $2,426
·       Bangalow Community Children’s Centre – $3,400
·       Bentley Rural Fire Service – $3,400
·       Blind and Vision Impaired Support Group – $4,376
·       Blind Citizens Australia, Tweed Valley Branch Tweed Heads – $3,671
·       Blue Knob Hall – $2,802
·       Brunswick Valley & District Volunteer Rescue Organisation – $3,758
·       Brunswick Valley Christian Life Centre Opportunity Shop – $1,500
·       Brunswick Heads Community Dunecare Group – $1,350
·       Byron Bay Rural Fire Cadet Brigade – $4,975.90
·       Byron Lapidary Society – $1,800
·       Byron Underage Drinking and Drug Initiative Community Drug Action Team – $3,795
·       Chillingham Community Association – $3,400
·       Clunes Old School Association – $1,797
·       Coorabell Parents and Citizens Association – $4,000
·       Crabbes Creek Community Hall – $4,531
·       Disabled Surfers Association – Far North Coast Branch – $4,500

·       East Ballina Lions Club – $4,000
·       First Bangalow Scout Troop – $2,620
·       Friends of the Circus – $4,995
·       Friends of the Pound Tweed – $2,000
·       Clunes Girl Guides District – $1,000
·       Kids In Need Association Banora Point – $2,700
·       Kingscliff Amateur Swimming Club – $2,500
·       Kingscliff District Soccer Club – $3,989
·       Larnook Volunteer Bushfire Brigade – $2,833
·       Lennox Head Alstonville Surf Lifesaving Club – $2,050
·       Lennox Head Combined Sports Association – $5,000
·       Liberation Larder – $5,000
·       Lions Club of Lismore – $3,339
·       Maternity Coalition – $2,310
·       Mullumbimby Agricultural Society – $4,830
·       Mullumbimby Branch Country Womens Association – $3,800
·       Mullumbimby Golf Club Veterans Association – $4,926
·       Mullumbimby High School P and C Association – $3,538
·       Mullumbimby Local Food and Products Alliance – $2,517.41
·       Mullumbimby Tennis Association – $1,981.75
·       Mullumbimby Table Tennis Club – $2,775
·       Murwillumbah High School Parents and Citizens – $4,500
·       Murwillumbah Netball Association – $3,200
·       Murwillumbah Pony Club – $3,000
·       Murwillumbah Rowing Club – $5,000
·       National Parks Association of NSW – Far North Coast Branch – $2,740
·       Nimbin Aquarius Landcare Group – $4,982
·       Nimbin Volunteer Bushfire Brigade – $4,000
·       Northern Rivers Rowing Association – $2,500
·       Prostate Awareness Twin Towns and Tweed Coast – $1,250
·       Quota International of Murwillumbah – $2,000
·       Rainbow Ridge School Parents and Friends Association – $3,995
·       Riding for the Disabled (NSW) Tweed Valley Murwillumbah – $3,150
·       Rosebank Fire Brigade – $1,803
·       Rotary Club of Coolangatta – Tweed Heads – $4,939.95
·       Rotary Club of Tweed Heads South – $2,862
·       Sailability Northern Rivers – $4,272
·       South Tweed Colts Cricket Club – $4,900
·       St John (NSW) – Northern Region Kingscliff Rapid Response Group – $3,000
·       Tennis Terranora – $3,000
·       The Malibu Club Byron Bay – $4,000
·       Newrybar Rural Fire Brigade – $2,195
·       Wollumbin Bicycle User Group – $2,650
·       Tweed Coast Food Services – $2,000
·       Tweed Coast Junior Touch Association – $1,500
·       Tweed Heads SES – $4,400
·       Tweed Heads Soccer Club – $1,986
·       Upper Main Arm Community Association – $3,736.92
·       Wilsons Creek Huonbrook Landcare Group – $2,140
·       You Have a Friend – $4,900

PICTURE: Ian Carlson from the Tweed Heads SES with Justine Elliot.