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Bribie Island Butterfly House has received a boost from the Federal Government to support their loca

LNP State Candidate for Pumicestone Fiona Gaske and Federal Member for Longman Terry Young MP presenting a Federal Government Volunteer Grant to Bribie Island Butterfly House.

Federal Member for Longman Terry Young MP recently gave a grant to Bribie Island Butterfly House Volunteers organisation for $1,030 as part of the Morrison Government’s Volunteer Grants program, which has seen a total of $63,750 provided for 18 organisations across the Longman electorate.

“I’m proud to support Bribie Island Butterfly House with this grant for the wonderful work their volunteers do,” Mr Young said.

“The grants form part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to supporting organisations whose volunteers assist our communities and encourage the inclusion of vulnerable people in our society.

“Butterfly House’s tireless efforts to support vulnerable people in the Bribie Island community and beyond are inspiring.

“It was fantastic to visit Butterfly House recently with our LNP state candidate for Pumicestone Fiona Gaske and hear how Butterfly House is managing through the pandemic.”

LNP candidate for Pumicestone Fiona Gaske said volunteers make up the backbone of our community.

“I’m a passionate supporter of Bribie Island Butterfly House and other vital community organisations - they are an essential part of our social and economic fabric,” Ms Gaske said.

“It was a privilege to meet the Butterfly House volunteers to thank them for their incredible work – I’m looking forward to visiting again when they re-open for the school holidays.”

Not only does Butterfly House help the Bribie Island community, but they also help other community organisations locally and globally.

Butterfly House donates around $10,000 each month to other charities, including Bribie Island and District Neighbourhood Centre for Emergency Relief assistance, RizeUp Australia for domestic violence victims, and the Entrust organisation for their work tackling poverty overseas, including in Africa and South East Asia.

The Volunteer Grants can be used to buy small equipment for volunteers or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs. Community groups can apply for between $1,000 and $5,000. The 2019-20 funding round has seen $9 million provided to around 2,698 community organisations across Australia.

Bribie Island Butterfly House will be open for the School Holidays from Sunday, 28 June 2020. Bookings are essential to guarantee your spot, as they can allow up to 100 people per hourly session while abiding by the Covid-19 restrictions. Please visit their website for details and complete the booking form.

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