Bean Grants in Action

Grant funding is an important tool that makes the Bean community a better place to live.

Below are the recipients of the 2022 Volunteer Grants for Bean, which I recently had the privilege of informing of their success. We have been able to award over $136,000 of Volunteer Grants in Bean.

I have highlighted below many of the Volunteer Grant recipients recently awarded. These great local organisations play an vital role in supporting our life across Bean and I am pleased to have been able to support their volunteers through the grants program.

2022 Bean Volunteer Grant recipients


  • Vikings Bowls Club Inc - Training for members to be able to officiate games
  • Diversity ACT Community Services - Training, improve garden, volunteer recruitment, motion camera, shelf top oven, small car trailer
  • Lake Tuggeranong Sea Scouts - Training, safety qualifications, defray volunteer costs
  • Tuggeranong Valley Band Inc - Covered Trailer
  • Kambah Tennis Club - Vacuum, coffee machine, vacuum & conference table & chairs
  • Tuggeranong Bushrangers Rugby League Club - Equipment to transport canteen and football gear
  • Al-Haadi Welfare Association of Australia Inc - Volunteer fuel and transport costs
  • Girls Brigade ACT Inc - Youth Mental Health First Aid training, electronics
  • Tuggeranong Men's Shed Inc - tools and materials for workship, fuel reimbursement
  • Tuggeranong Valley Australian Football Club - defibrillator and storage, fuel reimbursement, training
  • Gilmore Church Inc - Computer, audio & heating equipment, transport costs


  • Woden Blues AFNC - Scoring technology, jackets & beanies, "Buy a Volunteer a coffee program" & coaching courses
  • Self Help Organisations United Together (SHOUT) - Gardening equipment, potting area, plastic greenhouse, marquee & garden chairs
  • The Arthur Shakespear Foundation for Scouting - St John's medical equipment, heavy-duty box trailer (7 x 5) with spare tyre and jockey wheel
  • Judo Federation of Australia ACT Inc - event management training, training and upskilling referees, subsidise training travel costs
  • Days for Girls - Tuggeranong ACT Team - Two overlockers and two pull up banners
  • ACT Companion Dog Club Inc - portable voice amplifying equipment, professional development, update club library
    Bosom Buddies ACT Inc - Promotion material


  • Boxing ACT Inc - New laptop
  • Parentline ACT Incorporated - Training, fuel/travel reimbursement, computer equipment
  • Sakya Losal Choe Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra - Funding for board members who bare costs, laptop
  • Weston Creek Wildcats Junior Australian Football Club Inc - Mobile BBQ and a defibrillator
  • Fetherston Gardens Friends - Wheelbarrows, hotpots, coffee utensils, hand tools, sunscreen, hand snitiser, insect repellent, shelving units, storage buckets, trolley
  • Technology for Ageing and Disability ACT (TADACT) - Tools to repair and construct disability equipment
  • Weston Creek Tennis Club - 6x tennis court mats
  • Weston Scout Group - safety and hiking/camping equipment, first aid kit, GPS
  • Ethnic Broadcasters' Council of the ACT & Surrounding Districts Inc - leadership and skills training, volunteer training
  • Perinatal Wellbeing Centre Inc - volunteer drive, computer equipment, training
  • Weston Creek Bonsai Group - engage a registered tutor

Molonglo Valley

  • Molonglo Valley Community Forum - Offer training courses for volunteers
  • Multi-cultural Association of Canberra INC - Fuel voucher reimbursement
  • Hindu Council of Australia - Electronics, first aid training, transport costs, printing & PPE

Norfolk Island

  • Norfolk Island Touch Football - Alignment to Touch Football Australia
  • Norfolk Island Girls Guide Association - learning material + fuel money
  • Norfolk Island RSL Sub-Branch Memorial Club Inc - office storage, computer facilities, fuel vouchers, small kitchen items, cleaning items, furniture
  • Norfolk Island Amateur Sports & Commonwealth Games Assoc - waterblaster, vacuum cleaner and hot water urn
  • Norfolk Island Junior Rugby League - training & playing equipment, training for officials, seating for vulnerable spectators
  • Norfolk Island Men's Shed Inc - project materials: tools, H&S equipment
  • Norfolk Island Red Cross - training courses