South Burnett community groups eligible for federal funding to support local volunteers
$66,000 of funding is available in the Federal electorate of Maranoa under the Federal Government’s 2019-20 Volunteer Grants.
Volunteering is part of the Australian way of life. It has many social and economic benefits such as increased confidence, reduced marginalisation and skill development.
The grants form part of the Federal Government’s commitment to supporting organisations whose volunteers assist our communities and encourage the inclusion of vulnerable people in our society.
The grants can be used to buy small equipment for volunteers or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs. Community groups can apply for between $1,000 and $5,000.
Each Federal Member of Parliament is able to nominate organisations to apply for funding in their electorate. The Department of Social Services will then send an application form to nominated organisations to apply for funding in February 2020. Successful applicants will be announced in May 2020.
Expressions of interest must be lodged with your local member’s office in person or via email: email@example.com by 5pm, Friday, 31 January, 2020, and if your community group is selected an application form will be sent to those groups which are short listed. The Department of Social Services will then send an application form to nominated organisations to apply for funding in February 2020, and successful applicants will be announced in May 2020.
More information about these grants is available on the Government’s GrantConnect website.