Swan Hills: grants open to thank a volunteer


Some local volunteers enjoying a cup of coffee together.
Some local volunteers enjoying a cup of coffee together.

THINK you or someone you know are deserving of a grant?

Applications are now open for the ‘Thank a Volunteer Day’ Celebration Grants program in the Swan Hills, ahead of ‘Thank a Volunteer Day’ on December 5.

“Funding of up to $1000 is available for community organisations and local governments to organise events that recognise the contributions of West Australian volunteers,” Seniors and Volunteering Minister Tony Simpson said.

Research commissioned by Volunteering WA last year found that if treated as a sector in its own right, volunteering is WA’s largest industry by employment.

Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban said volunteers in the area were vital. “Volunteers in Swan Hills provide hours of support and service to our local communities,” he said.