Grants to support community volunteers

Community organisations in Blaxland will soon be able to apply for up to $5,000 to pay for basic necessities, such as petrol, computers and office equipment.

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP is encouraging local not-for-profit organisations in our community to apply for funding under this year’s Volunteer Grants program.

From August grants between $1,000 and $5,000 will be available to help eligible not-for-profit organisations purchase much-needed equipment and contribute to volunteers’ fuel costs and training courses.

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

“Last year, 31 local organisations in Blaxland received funding in Volunteer Grants, totalling over $137,669,” Mr Clare said.

“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 2018 Application Pack we be available from the Department of Social Services’ Community Grants Hub website at Alternatively you can contact Mr Clare’s office on 9790 2466.



MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Wassef 02 9790 2466