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Volunteer Grants Program Open

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The 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants program is now open to Eyre Peninsula volunteer organisations.

The program aims to assist in supporting and increasing volunteering opportunities.

The grants of up to $5000 are particularly focused on helping to re-engage volunteers and help organisations adapt their practices to support volunteer safety in relation to COVID-19.

A report commissioned by Volunteering Australia revealed a decline of more than 65% of volunteers between February and April this year.

CEO of Volunteering SA and NT Evelyn O’Loughlin said volunteering has been severely affected by the  COVID-19 pandemic. And that “Funding can help your organisation support your volunteers and safeguard the return of volunteering, this allowing volunteering to play its role in social and economic recovery,”

The grants can be used to buy small equipment for volunteers or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, amongst other things.

Applications close on September 20, for more information head to the volunteering SA-NT website.

https://www.volunteeringsa-nt.org.au/volunteer-involving-organisations/grants

 

 

 

 

 

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