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Media Release: 2019-20 Volunteer Grants round now open

Local community groups in Bradfield are eligible for federal funding to support their local volunteers.

Under the Morrison Government’s 2019-20 Volunteer Grants, $66,000 of funding is available for the electorate.

“The grants form part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to supporting organisations whose volunteers assist our communities and encourage the inclusion of vulnerable people in our society” Mr Fletcher said.

“Following this intense fire season, we know only too well the important role that volunteers play in contributing to our community.”

The grants can be used to buy small equipment for volunteers or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs. Community groups can apply for between $1,000 and $5,000.

Each Federal Member of Parliament is able to nominate organisations to apply for funding in their electorate between now and 21 February 2020. The Department of Social Services will then send an application form to nominated organisations to apply for funding in March 2020. Successful applicants will be announced in June 2020.

For more information about the grants, please go to the Government’s GrantConnect website at www.grants.gov.au.

An expression of interest form can be downloaded below.