Community organisations have just days to submit applications for federal funds under the Volunteer Grant Program.
Applications close at 2pm on Tuesday, December 20, and Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, encouraged community groups to act quickly to ensure they do not miss out.
Grants of between $1000 and $5000 are available to help community organisations support and enhance 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 our 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.
“In the 2015 round, 55 grants were provided to local 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.
For further information go to www.annsudmalismp.com.au and complete the Community Grants form. Media Release