13 March 2022 - RIG WIns Equipment Grant

Last year, RIG applied for a grant from the Federal Government to provide for a safer working environment for our volunteers. As is fairly common with these things, it took quite some time for the result of our application to come through but I am delighted to tell you that we actually were awarded all that for which we applied.

So far, we have purchased more scaffolding too provide improved access to Independence's hull whilst planking and a large first aid kit – which we hope we won't have to use. We can actually use the grant on a wide variety of equipment as long as it makes our volunteers' tasks easier.

Many thanks to Rebekah Sharkie (Federal MP for Mayo which covers American River) and the people in her office who helped us prepare and lodge the grant application.