Volunteer Grants available for community organisations

The Australian Government is backing volunteers, with up to $20 million available to support volunteers across the nation.

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said up to $132,450 is available in Mitchell as part of the 2021 Volunteer Grants round.

Alex Hawke is calling for eligible, not-for-profit community organisations in Mitchell to submit an Expression of Interest form before 5:00pm, Thursday, 15 April 2021.

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

“Volunteers across Mitchell freely give their time to support local organisations in a variety of ways, and make an extraordinary contribution to our community,” said Alex Hawke MP.

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 electorate office on 9899 7211 or by visiting the Australian Government’s GrantConnect website at www.grants.gov.au.