Community organisations in Forde can apply for volunteer grant funding to support the efforts of their volunteers.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Turnbull Government was providing $20 million worth of grants valued between $1000 and $5000 for not-for-profit organisations.
“The grants can be used towards the cost of essential items that help make the work of Forde’s volunteers easier, safer, and more enjoyable, such as equipment, training, transport and background screening,” Mr van Manen 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 not-for-profit organisations in my electorate of Forde 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 to subscribe to updates on the application process.