Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has called on community organisations in the NT to apply for grant funding to support the efforts of their volunteers.
Senator Scullion said the Turnbull Government was providing $20 million worth of grants valued between $1,000 and $5,000 to not-for-profit organisations.
“These CLP grants can be used towards the cost of essential items that help make the work of the Territory’s volunteers easier, safer, and more enjoyable, such as equipment, training, transport and background screening,” Senator Scullion said.
“While Michael Gunner continues to neglect the Territory’s volunteer sector, the CLP will continue to back them and support them.
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and by continuing to help each other and work together, we are building a stronger and safer Territory.
“I encourage all NT not-for-profit organisations to apply for the Volunteer Grants round to assist our volunteers and encourage volunteering.”
The Volunteer Grants round is expected to open in August.
“Organisations can start planning now, so for more information, visit the Department of Social Services’ Community Grants Hub website to subscribe to updates on the application process.”