Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, has called on community organisations on the Southern Gold Coast to apply for grant funding to support the efforts of their volunteers.
Mrs Andrews said the Turnbull Government was providing $20 million worth of grants valued between $1,000 and $5,000 to not-for-profit organisations.
“The grants can be used towards the cost of essential items that help make the work of the Southern Gold Coast’s volunteers easier, safer, and more enjoyable, such as equipment, training, transport and background screening,” Mrs Andrews said.
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and by continuing to help each other and work together, we are building a stronger and safer Southern Gold Coast.
“I encourage all not-for-profit organisations on the Southern Gold Coast to apply for the Volunteer Grants round to assist our volunteers and encourage volunteering.”
The Volunteer Grants round is expected to open in August.
For more information, visit the Department of Social Services’ Community Grants Hub website to subscribe to updates on the application process, or email the office of Karen Andrews MP at firstname.lastname@example.org.