Grants available for volunteer groups

The 2019-20 Volunteer Grants program is now open.

Local volunteer groups who would appreciate some assistance with their day to day operations are encouraged to contact my office to express their interest in the latest round of Volunteer Grants.

Volunteers provide invaluable support to so many organisations and sections of our community – from helping our elderly and assisting with sporting groups through to fighting bushfires and assisting young people.

Volunteer grants can be used to buy small equipment or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, and eligible groups can apply for between $1000 and $5000.

Each Federal MP is able to nominate organisations to apply for funding in their electorate between now and 14 February 2020. The Department of Social Services will then send an application form to nominated organisations to apply for funding in February 2020. Successful applicants will be announced in May 2020.

To register your interest, email George.Christensen.MP@aph.gov.au or call 4944 0662 before February 14.

For more information about the grants program, go to the Government’s GrantConnect website at www.grants.gov.au

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