Wide Bay community, sporting and service groups should lodge an expression of interest soon for an opportunity to benefit from federal funding to support their local volunteers.
Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien said up to $66,000 is available in Wide Bay through the Liberal and Nationals Government's 2019-20 Volunteer Grants program, and Expressions of Interest will close at 5pm on January 28, 2020.
"Wide Bay wouldn't be the same without the efforts of our wonderful volunteers, and these grants will help them to help make the lives of others a little bit easier," Mr O'Brien said.
"Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will help community organisations in Wide Bay to buy equipment such as shade structures or laptops, pay fuel costs, train volunteers and improve their fundraising capabilities," Mr O'Brien said.
"Volunteers are the backbone of Wide Bay communities and dedicate significant amounts of time, skill and resources to help others. These grants form part of the Morrison Government's commitment to supporting volunteer organisations which build stronger communities, and will help them to continue their good work."
An expression of interest form is available from the website www.llewobrien.com.au or from Mr O'Brien's office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 4121 2936.
Expressions of interest will close at 5pm on 28 January 2020.
Selected organisations will be invited to make a formal application in February 2020, and successful applicants will be announced in May 2020.
For more information about the grants, please go to the Government's GrantConnect website at www.grants.gov.au.