Grant boosts league train­ing

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

The Pil­bara Rugby League has re­ceived a $3800 grant to train vol­un­teers in first aid, safety and other ar­eas.

The grant was part of a $10 mil­lion Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment pro­gram to sup­port com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Du­rack MHR Melissa Price said the grants ac­knowl­edged Vol­un­teer Week, when the work of vol­un­teers across Aus­tralia was recog­nised.

“The grants of be­tween $1000 and $5000 en­able Du­rack’s or­gan­i­sa­tions to bet­ter sup­port their vol­un­teers by pur­chas­ing much-needed equip­ment, train­ing and trans­port,” she said.

“The en­ergy, ex­per­tise and time our vol­un­teers give to our com­mu­nity sup­ports those most in need and rep­re­sents what Aus­tralian com­mu­ni­ties are all about — giv­ing a help­ing hand.

“I’m glad to see that our lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions will have this sup­port to con­tinue their valu­able work.”

So­cial Ser­vices Min­is­ter Chris­tian Porter said al­most 2700 com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions would ben­e­fit from a grant to sup­port the work of vol­un­teers.

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