Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan is encouraging community organisations in our community to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers.
Mr Hogan said the funding is being provided under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grant funding program.
“This funding is a key part of the Australian Government’s support for volunteers who give their time and energy to help build stronger, more cohesive communities,” he said.
“This is a great opportunity for community organisations in our community to apply for a grant of between $1000 and $5000 to support the important work of their volunteers.
About 90 of our local community organisations benefited from this grant last year, including Woolgoolga Red Cross, the Casino Neighbourhood Centre, Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Association, Lismore Girl Guides, Grafton Meals on Wheels, Kyogle Headquarters Rural Fire Brigade and the Maclean Lower Clarence United Hospital Auxiliary.
“These grants can be used by organisations for anything that helps with costs incurred by their volunteers, such as first aid training, background security checks or transport for volunteers who may have a disability,” Mr Hogan said.
“Community organisations can also purchase much-needed equipment, such as iPads or printers, so they can keep pace with technology.”
Applications for Volunteer Grants close 20 December 2016. For further information go to dss.gov.au/grants.
Alternatively, contact the Volunteer Grants 2016 Hotline on freecall 1800 020 283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.