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Volunteer groups grab grants

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Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has congratulated local recipients of the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants Program.

The program, now into round six, was designed to support community groups and not-for-profit organisations that use volunteers to complete their work.

Grants are available to buy small equipment for volunteers; for the reimbursement of volunteer transport, training or background screening costs; to promote volunteer opportunities;  and to make workplaces COVID-safe for volunteers.

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Grant amounts between $1000 and $5000 are available for local organisations.

“It is the effort of these community organisations, and especially their volunteers that provide such vital community services,” Mr Mitchell said.

“We value and appreciate the work of these organisations and by providing funds to help train volunteers or provide the equipment they need, we can support these volunteers to continue their efforts.”

Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell with representatives from Whittlesea Men’s Shed, who received funding for a computer printer.
Lancefield Neighbourhood House volunteers will use its grant money to fund individual food processors and other kitchen equipment.
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