Funds for Kimba volunteers

HISTORY: Kimba and Gawler Ranges Historical Society secretary Pat Beinke and president Brenton O'Donohue with Rowan Ramsey looking at some of the displays.
HISTORY: Kimba and Gawler Ranges Historical Society secretary Pat Beinke and president Brenton O'Donohue with Rowan Ramsey looking at some of the displays.

Efforts to maintain Kimba's history will be going digital following a $3692 grant for the Kimba and Gawler Ranges Historical Society.

The society is one of three on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula to recently receive federal volunteer grants.

The historical society will be using the money to purchase computer equipment to store digital forms of historical items including photos of memorabilia and scanned historical images.

The computer equipment will also be made available to job seekers and school students for their own history projects.

The Kimba Cricket Association is the second volunteer group to receive a grant, with $3000 going towards the purchase of iPads and modern scoring equipment to improve consistency in recording of match statistics.

$1850 has also been allocated to the Arno Bay boardwalk to purchase maintenance equipment.

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey praised the successful community groups.

"Our volunteer organisations have a profound impact on the ground for local towns - both socially and economically," he said.

"Thousands of volunteers in Grey regularly contribute their skills, services and time to make life better for those around them and it is good to give them a boost."