Volunteer Grants available for community organisations

Federal MP Brian Mitchell says up to $132,450 is available in Lyons as part of the 2021 Volunteer Grants round.

Mr Mitchell is calling for eligible, not-for-profit community organisations to submit their expression of interest as soon as possible.

“I am liaising with community leaders and relevant committees to identify priority volunteer support for our local area,” Mr Mitchell said.

“Volunteers across Lyons freely give their time to support local organisations in a variety of ways, and make an extraordinary contribution to our community,” Mr Mitchell said.

Volunteer grants of $1,000 to $5,000 will help volunteers and volunteer groups to buy small equipment for volunteers, by reimbursing volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, or support promotional activities.

Organisations must have been nominated by their Federal Member of Parliament and meet the eligibility criteria.

Due a high volume of applicants, Expressions of Interest cannot be accepted after 5pm on 19 April 2021.

Each Member is able to nominate organisations to apply for funding in their electorate until 29 April 2021.

The Department of Social Services will then send an application form to nominated organisations to apply for funding in May 2021.

Successful applicants will be announced in November 2021.

More information is available by contacting the office of Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell MP on (03) 6263 3721 or by visiting the Australian Government’s GrantConnect website at www.grants.gov.au.

MARCH 23, 2021