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 Wannon, Dan Tehan said up to $132,450 is available in Wannon as part of the 2021 Volunteer Grants round.
Mr Tehan is calling for eligible, not-for-profit community organisations in Wannon to submit their expression of interest before 5:00pm Friday 16th April 2021.
“I am currently working with community leaders and local committees to identify priority volunteer support for our local area,” Mr Tehan said.
“Volunteers across Wannon freely give their time to support local organisations in a variety of ways, and make an extraordinary contribution to our community.”
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.
More information is available by contacting the office on 1300 131 692 or by visiting the Australian Government’s GrantConnect website at www.grants.gov.au.
PLEASE NOTE: WANNON EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSE ON FRIDAY 16TH APRIL, 2021 AT 5:00 PM