Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Medical Research; Volunteering

    Not taken for Granted! National Volunteer Week Grants Open

    26/01/2023 8:00 AM
    • Grants of up to $1,000 are available for volunteer organisations to fund an event or activity to recognise and thank volunteers during National Volunteer Week
    • Applications for the Lotterywest grants open tomorrow on 27 January 2023
    • National Volunteer week runs from Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May 2023

    Volunteering Minister Stephen Dawson has today encouraged volunteer organisations to apply for a Grant to fund an event or activity that celebrates volunteers during National Volunteer Week.


    Funded through Lotterywest, volunteer-involving organisations can both acknowledge the contributions of their volunteers and also help raise awareness of the benefits of volunteering.


    The National Volunteer Week Grants are administered by Volunteering WA, the peak body for volunteering in Western Australia.


    The grants allow communities to show their appreciation for our hard-working volunteers, highlight and showcase the diversity of volunteers in WA, and inspire others to get involved.


    In 2022 more than 176 WA volunteer organisations received a grant, with 213 events held across WA recognising more than 12,231 volunteers.


    Grant applications are open from tomorrow Friday, 27 January to 5:00pm Sunday, 5 March 2023.


    For more information: www.volunteeringwa.org.au/grants


    Comments attributed to Volunteering Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "The McGowan Government is truly thankful for our amazing and committed volunteers that are actively engaged in so many different programs and activities that support others.


    "This volunteer work shouldn't go unnoticed or be taken for granted.


    "Every person who becomes a volunteer is making a big difference to supporting their local communities.


    "These grants ensure that we take the time to appreciate and recognise the enormous contributions of a broad range of volunteers in our communities."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800