Community organisations on the Gold Coast are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to
$5000 to assist the work of their devoted volunteers.
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Federal Member for McPherson,
Karen Andrews said the funding is being provided under a $10 million Volunteer Grant funding
round, announced by the Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter.
“This is a great opportunity for community organisations on the Gold Coast to apply for a grant of between $1000 and $5000 to support the important work of their volunteers.
“These grants can be used by organisations for anything that helps with costs
incurred by their volunteers, such as first aid training, background security
checks or transport for volunteers who may have a disability. Community organisations can also
purchase much-needed equipment, like iPads or printers, so they can keep pace with technology
“This funding is a key part of the Australian Government’s support for volunteers and recognition
of their time and energy they give to help build stronger, more cohesive communities,” Assistant Minister Andrews said.
“29 organisations in the McPherson electorate have been awarded a grant from the previous round.”
“The Lions Club of Robina received a grant to purchase whitegoods and other major appliances that the club’s volunteers will use on a regular basis. The Currumbin Eagles Junior Rugby
League Football Club can now purchase electronic, audio and video equipment for
volunteers at the club to use.”
In opening the Volunteer Grants 2016, Minister Porter said this funding is part of the Commonwealth Government’s $28 million over 2016-17 for the Strengthening Communities programme that supports the capacity of communities to address local issues.
“Funding priority will be given to organisations working in
disadvantaged communities or those affected by natural disasters,” Minister
Applications for Volunteer Grants close 20 December 2016. For further information go to dss.gov.au/grants, or contact the Volunteer Grants 2016
Hotline on free call 1800 020 283 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.