Grants now available to support community volunteers

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, is encouraging eligible not-for-profit organisations to apply for Federal Government Volunteer Grants of up to $5000. 

In 2014, 34 local organisations received $130,000 worth of funding for local volunteers. Unfortunately last year the federal government cut this program. Thankfully now it is back.

Mr Clare said. “The Volunteer Grants program is a great way to directly support volunteers who selflessly give up their time to help people.

“Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to help eligible not-for-profit organisations purchase much-needed equipment and contribute to volunteers’ fuel costs and training courses.

“If you work for a community organisation that is eligible for this grant, give my office a call for more information about the application process.”

The Volunteer Grants 2015 Application Pack is available from the Department of Social Services’ website at Alternatively you can contact Mr Clare’s office on 9790 2466.

Applications for Volunteer Grants 2015 close at 2pm  on Wednesday, 9 December 2015.

Media Contact: Chris Zogopoulos       02 9790 2466