Member for Forrest Nola Marino is calling on South West community organisations to apply for grant funding supporting the efforts of their volunteers.
Mrs Marino said the Turnbull Government is providing $20 million worth of grants valued between $1,000 and $5,000 to not-for-profit organisations.
“The grants can be used towards the cost of essential items that help make the work of South West volunteers easier, safer, and more enjoyable, such as equipment, training, transport and background screening,” Mrs Marino said.
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and by continuing to help each other and work together, we are building a stronger and safer region.
“I encourage all South West not-for-profit organisations to apply for the Volunteer Grants round to assist our volunteers and encourage volunteering.”
The Volunteer Grants round is expected to open in August.
For more information, visit the Department of Social Services’ Community Grants Hub website on https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/ to subscribe to updates on the application process.