Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin
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Grants for volunteer organisations in Deakin



Michael Sukkar, Federal Member for Deakin, has called on community organisations in the Deakin electorate to apply for grant funding to support the efforts of their volunteers.

Mr Sukkar said the Coalition Government was providing $20 million worth of grants valued between $1,000 and $5,000 to not-for-profit organisations.

“The grants can be used towards the cost of essential items that help make the work of Deakin’s volunteers easier, safer, and more enjoyable, such as equipment, training, transport and background screening,” Mr Sukkar said.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and by continuing to help each other and work together,we are building a stronger and safer Deakin.

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

The Volunteer Grants round is expected to open in August.

For more information, visit the Department of Social Services’ Community Grants Hub website to subscribe to updates on the application process.

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