The important work of volunteers is set to receive a big boost with NSW Nationals Member for Riverina and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack announcing grants totalling up to $132,450 will be made available to regional organisations.
Mr McCormack said expressions of interest in the $20 million 2021-22 Volunteer Grants Round were open to community groups with grants of between $1000 and $5000 on offer.
“Grants in this double round can be used to buy small equipment for volunteers or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs,” Mr McCormack said.
“From talking with volunteer organisations I know how helpful grants in previous rounds have been in delivering the vital services they provide in our communities and I urge all volunteer groups to obtain an expression of interest form as soon as possible.
“The COVID-19 pandemic, coming on the heels of the long drought and last year’s terrible bushfire season, has thrown many challenges at our volunteer groups and this grants round will be of great help to them.”
The EOI period closes on Tuesday, April 20.