Cunningham community groups share in $93,000

Cunningham MP Sharon Bird celebrates with members of the Illawarra Dragon Boat Club. The club has been given $4500 by the federal government for computer equipment and to help reimburse fuel costs. Picture: Supplied

Cunningham MP Sharon Bird celebrates with members of the Illawarra Dragon Boat Club. The club has been given $4500 by the federal government for computer equipment and to help reimburse fuel costs. Picture: Supplied

Twenty-four Wollongong community groups have shared in a federal government cash splash worth almost $93,000.

Cunningham MP Sharon Bird announced the Volunteer Grants funding – totalling $92,921 – this week.

The Illawarra Dragon Boat Club and the region’s surf life saving clubs were among the big winners.

The boat club will receive $4500 for computer equipment and to assist with fuel costs, while the Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club gets $4995 for electronic equipment, furniture and appliances.

Ms Bird said volunteers played a vital role in the community and the grants – between $1000 and $5000 – would help with the cost of equipment, training and transport.

“Our local surf clubs have used this funding to purchase safety equipment, sporting clubs have purchased sporting gear and many local groups have purchased computers,” she said.

VOLUNTEER GRANT WINNERS

  • Illawarra Dragon Boat Club Inc – $4,500
  • Dragons Abreast Illawarra Inc – $3990
  • Corrimal East Public School P&C – $1900
  • Zonta International District 24 Inc – $3500
  • CGU Insurance Limited – $4950
  • Bellambi Surf Life Saving Club Inc – $5000
  • Rotary Club Of Corrimal Inc – $3620
  • Corrimal Surf Life Saving Club Inc – $4364 
  • Multicultural Aged Care Illawarra – $2200
  • Our Community Project Inc – $4500
  • Older Women's Network New South Wales Inc – $5000
  • Fernhill Football Club Inc – $5000
  • Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc – $2600
  • Healthy People Illawarra Inc – $2000
  • Wollongong and District Avicultural Society Inc – $4000
  • Wollongong Croquet Club Inc – $3484
  • Corrimal Rugby League Football Club Inc – $5000
  • Red Point Artists Association Inc – $1600
  • Illawarra Filipino & Multicultural Women's Group Inc – $4900 
  • Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club Inc – $4995
  • Food Fairness Illawarra – $4000
  • St Vincent De Paul Society NSW – $3000
  • Arcadians Theatre Group – $4468
  • Project Contemporary Artspace Inc – $4350
Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop