Sixteen community organisations in Canning will benefit from a share of $9 million in federal funding to support local volunteers across Australia under the 2019-20 Volunteer Grants Program.
Local organisations were invited to apply for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to support their volunteers through the purchase of equipment, transport and training costs.
Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie said this funding will go a long way in supporting organisations and their volunteers in their valuable work throughout the electorate.
“Volunteers are an integral part of the Australian community. Their role is particularly important now as we work together to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19.”
“I was encouraged by the response of volunteers across Canning who delivered essential goods to elderly residents and checked in on vulnerable neighbours during the crisis.”
Some of the organisations receiving this funding include:
- Waroona Community Resource Centre
- Boddington Hospital Auxiliary
- Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club
More information about the Volunteer Grants Program is available at https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/volunteer-grants-activity-2019-20.