Apr 12, 2013

Applications for $16 million Volunteer Grants 2013 now open

Community organisations in the Inner West can now apply for Australian Government grants worth up to $5,000 to support their volunteers.

Federal Labor Member for Grayndler, Anthony Albanese, today encouraged local not-for-profit organisations to apply for the grants worth between $1,000 and $5,000.

“The Australian Government is providing $16 million this year for volunteer grants around the country and community organisations in the Inner West should make sure they lodge applications for a share,” Mr Albanese said.

“The grants are that little bit of extra support for organisations and their volunteers to continue their great work in our local community.

“Organisations in Grayndler can use the funding to buy much-needed small equipment items, such as computers or first-aid kits.

“They can also be used to contribute to volunteers’ fuel costs, including transport costs for people with disability who are unable to drive, and help fund volunteers’ training courses and background checks.

“Last year, these grants helped eight local community organisations with a total value of over $30,000 to the community.”

Applications for Volunteer Grants 2013 close at 5pm AEST 24 April 2013. To apply, go to:  www.fahcsia.gov.au