Local community groups across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs are eligible for federal funding to support their local volunteers.
Member for Groom John McVeigh said $66,000 of funding is available in the region under the Morrison Government’s 2019-20 Volunteer Grants.
“Volunteering is part of the Australian way of life,” Dr McVeigh said. “It has many social and economic benefits such as increased confidence, reduced marginalisation and skill development.”
“The grants form part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to supporting organisations whose volunteers assist our communities and encourage the inclusion of vulnerable people in our society.”
“My office will liaise with community leaders and relevant committees to identify priority volunteer support for our local area.”
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.
I encourage all not-for-profit organisations in the Groom electorate to contact me for a Volunteer Grants expression of interest form.
Expressions of interest for Volunteer Grants are open now and will close at 5pm on Friday 14th February.
The Department of Social Services will then send an application form to nominated organisations to apply for funding in March 2020. Successful applicants will be announced in June 2020.
.For more information about the grants, please go to the Government’s GrantConnect website at www.grants.gov.au or visit my website: www.johnmcveigh.com.au
To download an expression of interest form please click here: 2019-20-Volunteer-Grants-EOI-form