Grants to help volunteers

Hawke MP Sam Rae at the Combined Churches Caring Foodbank Melton. (Supplied)

Twenty-three volunteer groups across Melton and Moorabool have received funding from the federal government.

The funding is part of the government’s volunteer grants program.

Hawke MP Sam Rae said successful applicants in his electorate planned to use the funding for equipment purchases, training costs, fuel and travel costs for volunteers, and events promoting volunteerism.

The Combined Churches Melton Foodbank received $4000 to fund fuel and transport costs for volunteers, a high-pressure cleaner, a scissor trolley and vacuums.

The foodbank said the funding will mean it can continue to deliver for its clients and give back to its dedicated volunteers.

Mr Rae said, ‘Our local volunteers do so much for us. This funding is all about helping them to continue their good work”.