Extra funding boost for a local volunteer organisation in Mitchell

A local community group in Mitchell will benefit from a share of $2.7 million from the Morrison Government to support the work of local volunteers.

The grant awarded is between $1,000 and $5,000 and will enable the local organisation to better support their volunteers to purchase small equipment, pay fuel, transport and training costs.

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said volunteers are an integral part of our society, especially during difficult times.

“On December 5 we mark International Volunteer Day and celebrate the contribution of charity and community groups across Mitchell as they continue to support the vulnerable and strengthen our community,” Alex Hawke said.

“This additional funding will go a long way in helping even more local organisations and their volunteers to continue their important work, through what has been a very tough year,” concluded Alex Hawke MP.

Volunteer peak bodies across all states and territories are distributing the funding based on the needs of the sector in each state or territory.

The 2020-21 Volunteer Grants round is expected to open mid-2021. Subscribe on the Community Grants Hub to be alerted to this and other grant listings. 

For more information on volunteering, visit the Volunteering Australia website.