Community organisations are being urged to submit applications for funding grants under the Volunteer Grant Program to assist with training and equipment costs.
Applications will close at 2pm on Tuesday, December 20 and Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis encouraged community groups to act quickly to ensure they do not miss out.
Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to help community organisations support and enhance the work of their volunteers.
“The funding is being provided under a $10 million volunteer grant program announced by the Minister for Social Services,” Mrs Sudmalis said.
“I encourage as many as possible of our Gilmore local volunteer organisations to apply for this funding.
“I know our community is built on incredible organisations that run on the generosity of community volunteers.”
Mrs Sudmalis said the grants could be used by organisations for anything that would assist costs incurred by their volunteers, such as first aid training, background security checks or transport for volunteers with disabilities.
“Community organisations can also purchase much-needed equipment, such as iPads or printers, so they can keep pace with technology,” Mrs Sudmalis said.
“In the 2015 round, 55 grants were provided to local organisations including the Bomaderry Swim Club, Jervis Bay CWA, Greenwell Point Men’s Shed, Moruya Hospital, Bay Theatre Players, Broulee Surf Life Saving Club, Milton Quilters, Taste of Paradise Organic Farm at Berry, North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre and Nowra Rotary Club.”
For further information go to www.annsudmalismp.com.au and complete the Community Grants form.
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