The Rathdowney and District Memorial Grounds Association have received a boost to continue supporting the local community through a Commonwealth Volunteer Grant.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the Rathdowney and District Memorial Grounds Association, which is among 39 community organisations to share in $151,101 under the Volunteer Grants Program.
The Rathdowney and District Memorial Grounds Association received $3,819 for computer gear and outdoor furniture and equipment.
Secretary Tony Ward said the money would improve the work the Association does in the community.
“The computer equipment and outdoor furniture and equipment will be utilised at the different events and functions we hold here,” Mr Ward said.
“From our two Campdrafts to birthday parties, caravan clubs, local sport and currently BlazeAid, the money will help continue running the complex.”
Mr Buchholz thanked the Rathdowney and District Memorial Grounds Association for their work in the community.
“These Grounds are the heart and soul of this family orientated community, and I’m so glad we as a government can help boost the capacity of our local volunteers through this grant,” Mr Buchholz said.
“The value of local volunteers in our community is immeasurable – they build community spirit and they put in the time and effort to provide services to their fellow community members.”
“I thank the Rathdowney and District Memorial Grounds Association for their continuing generosity.”