I am pleased to advise Expressions of Interest for the 2021 Volunteer Grants program have now opened.

These grants can be used to buy small equipment for volunteers or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport, and training costs. Eligible not-for-profit community organisations can apply for funding between $1,000 and $5,000.

As your local Federal Member, I value the vital role volunteers play here in the Dickson electorate. Volunteers help to build a stronger, better connected and more resilient local community.

The objectives of Volunteer Grants are to help community organisations to:

support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers

support the inclusion of vulnerable people through volunteering

encourage, support, and increase participation in volunteering.

If you or your organisation would like an Expression of Interest application form, please contact my office on 07 3205 9977 or peter.dutton.mp@aph.gov.au. The Volunteer Grants are for organisations within the Dickson electorate who meet the eligibility criteria set out in the guidelines.

Expressions of Interests and supporting documents must be completed and submitted by COB Tuesday 6 April 2021.