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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Federal Grants to help volunteers

Grants to help volunteers

Applications for the latest round of Volunteer Grants have opened and Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, is encouraging Gilmore’s community organisations to apply for grants of between $1000 to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers.

“The funding is being provided under a $10 million Volunteer Grant program announced by the Minister for Social Services,” Mrs Sudmalis said.

“I encourage as many as possible of our Gilmore local volunteer organisations to apply for this funding.

“I know that the Gilmore community is built on incredible organisations that run on the generosity of community volunteers.”

Mrs Sudmalis said the grants could be used by organisations for anything that helped with costs incurred by their volunteers, such as first aid training, background security checks or transport for volunteers with disabilities.

“Community organisations can also purchase much-needed equipment, such as iPads or printers, so they can keep pace with technology,” Mrs Sudmalis said.

“The Bomaderry Junior Rugby League Club, Sailability and the Moruya Soccer Club are enjoying new sporting equipment thanks to previous volunteer grants provided by the Federal Government.

“In the 2015 round, 55 grants were provided to many organisations, including the Bomaderry Swim Club, Jervis Bay CWA, Greenwell Point Men’s Shed, Moruya Hospital, Bay Theatre Players, Broulee Surf Life Saving Club, Milton Quilters, Taste of Paradise Organic Farm at Berry, North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre and Nowra Rotary Club” Mrs Sudmalis said.

Applications for Volunteer Grants close on December 20, 2016. For further information go to and complete the Community Grants form.

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