Volunteer Grants available for community organisations

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s volunteers, with up to $20 million in grants now available to support them in local communities across the nation.

Member for Longman Terry Young said up to $132,450 is available in Longman as part of the 2021 Volunteer Grants round.

Mr Young is calling for eligible, not-for-profit community organisations in the electorate to submit their expression of interest before Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 5pm.

“Volunteers across Longman freely give their time to support local organisations in a variety of ways, and make an extraordinary contribution to our community,” Mr Young said.

“I am currently working with community leaders and local committees to identify priority volunteer support for our local area.”

Volunteer Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 will help volunteers and volunteer groups to buy small equipment for volunteers, by reimbursing volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, or support promotional activities.

Organisations must have been nominated by their Federal Member of Parliament and meet the eligibility criteria.

Each Member is able to nominate organisations to apply for funding in their electorate up until 29 April 2021. The Department of Social Services will then send an application form to nominated organisations to apply for funding in May 2021.

Successful applicants will be announced in November 2021.

Contact my office on 5432 3177, email terry.young.mp@aph.gov.au or visit https://www.terryyoung.com.au/2021-volunteer-grants-program-is-now-open/ for the EOI form or for more information.

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