Ted O’Brien MP has called on community organisations in Fairfax to apply for grant funding to support the efforts of their volunteers.
Mr O’Brien the Federal Government was 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 volunteers easier, safer, and more enjoyable, such as equipment, training, transport and background screening,” Mr O’Brien 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 Sunshine Coast.
“I encourage all not-for-profit organisations in Fairfax 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.