The Federal Government’s Families and Communities Program opened this week, providing up to $5,000 to assist community organisations to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers.

This non-competitive grant program requires clubs to reach out to their Federal MP in the coming fortnight, as they seek to identify potential projects and organisations that strengthen community functioning by increasing participation in volunteering. With the vast majority of our venues being community-run, this is a perfect opportunity to obtain funding towards the purchase eligible small equipment items for use by volunteers.

Eligible equipment in this program includes everything from safety items for volunteers, fire extinguishers and flag sets, laptop computers for timing, canteen equipment, gardening tools and lawn mowers.

More information can be found by clicking here:

If there’s something you feel may benefit the volunteers at your venue, be sure to contact your relevant Sport Development Officer in the coming days to assist with your approach to your Federal Member. (Adam Brook in QLD, NSW and VIC, and Ross Kirby in WA, NT, SA and TAS): 

Posted: 23/03/2021