Grants open to volunteers

FORREST MP Nola Marino has called for volunteers to apply for a scholarship to attend this year’s National Volunteering Conference in Sydney. Mrs Marino said the scholarships would support South West volunteer coordinators and community leaders to travel to Sydney for the national conference.

“The scholarships recognise the vital role volunteers play in our communities by funding conference registration, accommodation and travel costs for managers and leaders of volunteers in rural, regional or disadvantaged communities,” she said.

“South West volunteers are at the heart of our community – from fighting fires, to raising money for local sport and caring for our most vulnerable.

“I strongly encourage the leaders, managers and coordinators of volunteer and community organisations to apply for the scholarships so they take an active part in shaping volunteering into the future.” Applications close March 15, to apply for the scholarships go to

Source: Busselton Dunsborough Mail.