The Morrison Government is backing volunteers across Australia and on the Mornington Peninsula through the $20 million Volunteer Grants 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 their fundraising.
Expressions of interest for Volunteer Grants are open now and will close at 5pm on 20 January, 2020.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said volunteering greatly benefits our local communities – both socially and economically and called on volunteer groups from across the Peninsula to apply.
“Australia’s 8.7 million volunteers and their organisations are the backbone of community life,” Minister Hunt said. “The enormous value of volunteering is estimated at $290 billion per year.”
“Volunteers embody the best of our community with thousands of people regularly volunteering their skills, services and time to make life on the Mornington Peninsula better for those around them.”
“I encourage all not-for-profit organisations on the Mornington Peninsula to contact me for a Volunteer Grants expression of interest form to put their application forward.”
Mornington Peninsula residents can request an expression of interest form by visiting https://www.greghunt.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2020-Volunteer-grant-EOI-Form.docx, via email at [email protected], or by calling 5977 9082.
The Morrison 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.