Northern Territory community organisations are being called on to apply for a share of up to $20 million in funding to support the efforts of their volunteers.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said applications for the Volunteer Grants round were now open.
“Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will help community organisations in the Territory buy equipment such as laptops, pay fuel costs, train volunteers and improve their fundraising,” Senator Scullion said.
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and by continuing to help each other and work together; we are building a stronger and safer Northern Territory.
“The Territory Labor Government with their misplaced priorities continues to punish volunteer organisations simply for doing their bit for our community.
“The CLP will continue to support the Territory’s volunteer sector and remains committed to their future through programmes like this as well as other targeted investments we are making.
“Twenty four NT organisations were among the 2,690 groups nationally who benefited from the Volunteer Grants in 2016, including the Fred’s Pass Field Archers, Central Australian Territory Craft and the Rotary Club Of Darwin South.
“The Palmerston and Regional Basketball Association used their grant to purchase new audio/video equipment, computers and for volunteer training.
“The Adelaide River Show Society bought kitchen appliances and outdoor furniture with their grant.
“I encourage all not-for-profit organisations in the Northern Territory 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.