Federal grant to help Swan View Salvation Army


Social Services Minister Christian Porter (left) and Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt with Fred Appleby and Carol O’Leary from the Swan View Salvation Army. Picture: David Baylis        d455575
Social Services Minister Christian Porter (left) and Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt with Fred Appleby and Carol O’Leary from the Swan View Salvation Army. Picture: David Baylis        d455575

THE Salvation Army in Swan View has received a much-needed helping hand to buy new office furniture and supplies.

Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt handed over a $5000 grant, which will also go towards covering the cost of volunteer screening tests, with Social Services Minister Christian Porter last Wednesday.

“The Salvation Army in Swan View plays a critical role in building a stronger local community and it’s vital we support small volunteer organisations,” Mr Wyatt said.

The funding is part of the Australian Government’s $20 million Volunteer Grants program.

Mr Porter said the grants would make the work of volunteers in small community organisations easier, safer and more enjoyable.

“The grants of between $1000 to $5000 enable local groups to better support their volunteers by purchasing equipment and computers, helping with training for volunteers and meeting fuel costs, or undertaking background security checks,” he said.

“In many ways, volunteers are the lifeblood and the backbone of our community and I’m glad to see that the Salvation Army in Swan View has benefited from the Volunteer Grants program.”