ROUND OF NEW GRANTS
COMMUNITY groups can apply for federal funding through the Volunteer Grants program, set to open next month, Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has revealed.
Mr Littleproud said the government was providing $20 million worth of grants valued between $1000 and $5000 to not-for-profit organisations.
“Volunteers are the fabric of our bush community,” Mr Littleproud said.
“Anyone who has popped into their local library or charity store will recognise the face of their local volunteer worker.
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community.
“These grants can be put towards essential items to make the work of our volunteers easier and more enjoyable, such as equipment and background screening.
“Volunteers tirelessly work long hours. We need to make sure not-for-profit organisations have some financial backing so they can keep giving back to our communities.
“I encourage all not-for-profit organisations in the Maranoa to apply for the Volunteer Grants round to assist our volunteers and encourage volunteering.”
COMMUNITY HELP: MP David Littleproud wants non-profit organisations to apply for Volunteer Grants.