Grants open for Tasmanian volunteer organisations

Nationals Senator for Tasmania Steve Martin has called on Tasmanian community organisations to apply for a share of up to $20 million in funding to support the efforts of their volunteers.

Senator Martin said applications for the Volunteer Grants round were now open.

“Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will help community organisations in Tasmania buy equipment such as laptops, pay fuel costs, train volunteers and improve their fundraising,” Senator Martin said.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and by continuing to help each other and work together, we are strengthening communities and building a stronger and safer State.

“Sixty seven Tasmanian community organisations were among the 2,690 groups nationally who benefited from the Volunteer Grants in 2016.

“I encourage all not-for-profit organisations in Tasmania to apply for the Volunteer Grants to help make the work of our volunteers easier, safer and more enjoyable.”

For more information or to apply, visit the Australian Government’s GrantConnect website at www.grants.gov.au

Applications close Tuesday 18 September 2018.