Volunteers and their organisations in New England will receive part of the Morrison-Joyce Government’s $20 million Volunteer Grants round, to support the crucial role that they play within our community as Australia moves forward out of the pandemic.
Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce today announced more than $122,000 in funding for 32 community organisations in New England, a full list of recipients is attached.
“As your local member, I have seen the impact of volunteering here in New England and how the hard work of local volunteers continues to strengthen our community,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“I’m proud of the work undertaken by community organisations in New England, supporting businesses and families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery”.
“New England is home to thousands of volunteers who never ask for thanks or recognition, well now the Liberal and Nationals Government is making sure they’re recognised and have everything they need to continue their vital work,” Mr Joyce said.
The 2021 Volunteer Grants provide organisations with grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to help purchase equipment, training, and background screening checks for their volunteers.
Volunteers are integral to many Australian organisations, with more than 8.7 million volunteers across the country giving their time freely to support their communities.