Grants available to support volunteers across North Sydney

  • November 29, 2016

Community organisations are being encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their hardworking volunteers.

Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, said the funding is being provided under a
$10 million Volunteer Grant funding round announced by the Turnbull government this week.

This funding is a key part of our government’s support for volunteers who give their time and energy to help build stronger, more cohesive communities,” Mr Zimmerman said.

“This is a great opportunity for community organisations in our local area to apply for a grant of between $1000 and $5000 to support the important work of their volunteers.

“These grants can be used by organisations for anything that helps with costs incurred by their volunteers, such as first aid training, background police checks or transport for volunteers who may have a disability, Mr Zimmerman.

“Community organisations can purchase much-needed equipment, such as iPads or printers, so they can keep pace with technology, kitchen appliances, sporting equipment, office resources and audio.

“Congratulations to the following local community groups who were successful in the 2015 round.”

  • St Thomas Anglican Church in North Sydney
  • Greenway Tenants Group at Kirribilli
  • Kiwanis in Chatswood
  • Lane Cove Community Men’s Shed
  • NSW Multicultural Seniors Association at Artarmon
  • Willoughby Community Men’s Shed
  • Young Life Australia based in Lane Cove

This funding is part of the Turnbull government’s $28 million Strengthening Communities Programme that supports the capacity of communities to address local issues.

“I am also pleased the government has made it clear that priority will be given to organisations working in disadvantaged communities or those affected by natural disasters,” Mr Zimmerman said.

Applications for Volunteer Grants close on 20 December 2016.