Zoe McKenzie MP
Federal Member for Flinders
18 August 2022
Thousands available for Mornington Peninsula groups through Volunteer Grants Program
Volunteer groups on the Mornington Peninsula can apply for grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to support their work through the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants Program.
A continuation of a program launched by the former Coalition Government, volunteer groups will share in $66,225 in funding, which can be used for a number of issues, including:
- purchase eligible small equipment items for use by volunteers
- contribute to volunteers’ fuel costs, during the course of their volunteer work
- contribute to transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive
- assist with the cost of training courses for volunteers
- undertake background screening checks for volunteers
- conduct activities to promote awareness of, and increase participating in volunteering opportunities
- adapt practises to support volunteers’ safety in the current pandemic environment.
Federal Member for Flinders, Zoe McKenzie, encouraged all eligible groups on the Mornington Peninsula to explore projects that would benefit them and the local community.
“Our volunteers are the heart of our community on the Mornington Peninsula, Ms McKenzie said, “and we want to support their work with equipment, fuel vouchers and training to help them help others.”
“These funds will make a marked difference for so many groups on the Peninsula and I urge all groups to explore their needed projects and apply.”
Expressions of interest will close at 5:00pm on 16 September 2022, with successful applicants invited to make a formal submission to the Government to execute the grant.
For more information on eligibility and the application process, and to register your interest, please visit: www.zoemckenzie.com.au/flinders/volunteer-grants-expression-of-interest/