Community organisations in our region are encouraged to apply for a grant under the $20 million Volunteer Grant funding.
Scott Buchholz, Member for Wright, said the grants of up to $5000 are available for community organisation to assist the work of their volunteers.
“This is a great opportunity for our local community organisations to apply for a grant of between $1,000 and $5,000 to help make the work of their volunteers easier, safer and more enjoyable,” Mr Buchholz said.
“These grants can be used by organisations to help with costs incurred by their volunteers, and can include the cost of fuel to take seniors to the doctor, first aid training, background security checks or transport for volunteers with disabilities who cannot drive.
“Community organisations can also purchase much-needed equipment, such as computers or printers, so they can keep pace with technology.
“In many ways, volunteers are the lifeblood and the backbone of our community and I’m glad to see that our local organisations can now apply for these grants to help support their valuable work,” Mr Buchholz said.
Applications for Volunteer Grants close 2pm AEDT, Wednesday 9 December 2015. For further information go to dss.gov.au/grants.
Alternatively, contact the Volunteer Grants 2015 Hotline on freecall 1800 183 374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.