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Grants available to support volunteers in Knox

09-November-2015

Grants available to support volunteers in Knox

Federal Member for Aston, Hon. Alan Tudge MP, is encouraging community organisations in Knox to apply for a volunteer grant of up to $5,000 to assist the work of their volunteers.

Funding is being provided under a $20 million Volunteer Grant funding round from the Federal Government.

Community organisations in Knox can apply for a grant of between $1,000 and $5,000 to help make the work of their volunteers easier, safer and more enjoyable.

These grants can be used by organisations to help with costs incurred by their volunteers, and could include the cost of fuel to take seniors to the doctor, first aid training, background security checks or transport for volunteers with disability who cannot drive.

Community organisations can also purchase much-needed equipment, such as computers or printers, so they can keep pace with technology.

“Our local area has countless unsung heroes who work tirelessly to strengthen our community making it a better place to live,” Mr Tudge said.

“These grants will assist them in their valuable work and I encourage all Knox community groups to apply to support their volunteers,” he said.

Applications for Volunteer Grants close 2pm AEDT, Wednesday 9 December 2015. For further information go to dss.gov.au/grants.

Please do not hesitate to contact Glynis Allan in my office on 9887 3890 or glynis.allan@aph.gov.au for further information. 

 

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Media contact: Sarah Bland (03) 9887 3890

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