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Volunteers get the support they need through new funding allocation

2013-12-13

A total of 98 community groups have received State Government funding to further encourage volunteering in community organisations.

The latest round of the Volunteer Support Fund has provided $150,000 to support and equip South Australian volunteers who help to keep our communities functioning and thriving.

Volunteers Minister Tony Piccolo said the Government recognises the contribution volunteers make to our communities.

"South Australia has an incredible tradition of volunteering and the Government wants to ensure this continues into the future," Mr Piccolo said.

"These grants provide practical resources including computers for the coast guard, equipment for volunteer firefighters and the SES, as well as wheelchairs for church groups.

"They also enable groups to provide volunteers with the training they need to perform their roles including OH&S, IT and safe food handling courses.

"I trust this new round of funding will help South Australian volunteers with their valuable contribution to our community."

This year more than 200 applications were received from across the state. Of the 98 successful applications, 63 were from the metropolitan areas and 35 were from regional South Australia.

Community groups can receive up to $3000 for resources and equipment through the fund.

A panel comprised of Department of Communities and Social Inclusion and SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission personnel determine the successful applicants.

For information about the grants, please contact the Office for Volunteers on 1300 014 712.

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