The Morrison Government is backing volunteers across Australia and across the Mornington Peninsula, thanks to the $20 million Volunteers Grant program.
Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will be available to help community organisations for a range of needs, including buying equipment, paying fuel costs, training volunteers or improving volunteer awareness.
Each of the 151 electorates across Australia will receive funding of $132,450 to support groups across their community.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said volunteering greatly benefits our communities – both socially and economically.
“The enormous value of volunteering is not simply quantified by dollars and cents, volunteers on the Mornington Peninsula play a vital role in the lives of so many in our community,” Minister Hunt said.
“Volunteers embody the best of Australia, with thousands of people regularly volunteering their skills, services and time to make life better for those around them.”
“I’m honoured to see their work each and every day and I look forward to our Government supporting more organisations on the Peninsula through the Volunteers Grant.
“Expressions of interest will close on April 6 and I urge all organisations to apply.”
The Liberal-National Government’s strong economic management is why we can afford to provide the essential services Australians rely on and support the good work of our volunteers.
Expression of interest forms can be found at https://www.greghunt.com.au/volunteers-grant-expressions-of-interest/