Media release: Local Volunteers Receive Funding Boost

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Twelve local volunteer groups will share in more than $41,000 thanks to the Supplementary Volunteer Grants Program, Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips has announced.

Mrs Phillips has welcomed the additional funding support to volunteer organisations on the South Coast who have done it tough this year following the drought, bushfires, floods and COVID-19.

“This year might be remembered for many reasons, but I think it should be renamed the Year of the Volunteer,” Mrs Phillips said.

“Time and time again, we have seen our volunteers step up when they were needed most, supporting local people who were having the hardest year of their lives. I want to sincerely thank all our local volunteers for everything they have done,” she said.

Mrs Phillips said she had an absolutely overwhelming response to the last round of Volunteer Grants, with over 74 expressions of interest from local organisations.

“At the time, I requested the Minister make further funds available for our hard working volunteers, so I was delighted to see that being made available through this supplementary program.”

“Congratulations to all the successful local recipients,” she said.

A full list of recipients is below:



Amount received

Bay and Basin Cancer Support Group


Community Life Batemans Bay


Eurobodalla Meals on Wheels


Gerringong Football Club Incorporated


Kiama Show Society Inc


Kiama Woodcraft Group Inc


Lions Club of Batemans Bay


Rotary Club of Kiama Inc


Rotary Club of Nowra Inc


Shoalhaven Historical Society Inc


Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services Inc


The Lions Club of Jervis Bay Inc.