David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Funding to assist and encourage volunteers in Maranoa

March 23, 2021

Maranoa MP David Littleproud is encouraging community organisations in Maranoa to submit an Expression of Interest to receive a share of $132,450 under the 2021 Volunteer Grants.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our bush community, and these grants are about making the work of our volunteers easier, safer, and more enjoyable,” Mr Littleproud said.

“That’s why I’m pleased to see $132,450 in Federal Government funding under the 2021 Volunteer Grants open up to Maranoa community organisations to support the efforts of volunteers and increase participation in volunteering across Maranoa.

“Volunteers are the fabric of our bush community. Anyone who has popped into their local charity store, attended the local show or supported their local sporting club will recognise the smiling faces of their hard-working local volunteers.

“Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 can be put towards essential items that help make the work of our volunteers easier, such as equipment, training, transport and background screening.

“Volunteers tirelessly work long hours. We need to make sure not-for-profit organisations have the financial backing they need to support their volunteers, so they can keep giving back to our communities.

“I encourage all not-for-profit organisations in Maranoa to apply for the 2021 Volunteer Grants to assist our volunteers and encourage volunteering.”

If you have a project that you believe is eligible for funding under the 2021 Volunteer Grants visit the Programs tab on my website – www.davidlittleproud.com.au – to download and complete the Expression of Interest form and submit to my office before 5pm on the 6th April 2021. Completed forms should be emailed to David.Littleproud.MP@aph.gov.au.

Please note, these grants are all about our volunteers, so it is important you highlight how your project will directly benefit your organisation’s volunteers or encourage participation in volunteering in your Expression of Interest.

For more information, including the grant guidelines, please visit the Community Grants Hub.