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Applications Open for Volunteer Grants 2016

November 09, 2016

Are you a member of a non-for-profit organisation? Do you have hard working volunteers? Could your organisation use up to $5,000? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you could be eligible to apply for a Volunteer Grant.

Volunteer Grants 2016 are now open to help not-for-profit community groups to support their volunteers.

Purchases of small equipment, reimbursement of volunteer’s fuel and transport costs or even towards the cost of training and background screening checks are just some ways these grants can be used.

"Volunteers are the backbone of our community."

"They are hard-working and often get overlooked but they make a real and lasting difference in our community and these grants provide practical and tangible support," Chris Hayes said.

Volunteers Grant 2016 Application Packs are available from www.dss.gov.au/grants or contact the Volunteer Grants 2016 hotline on 1800 020 283, or email [email protected]

"I understand the financial difficulties encountered by not-for-profit organisations where every dollar counts so I would encourage all organisations to apply for a Volunteer Grant," Chris Hayes said.

Applications close on 20 December 2016.

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