Member for Barker Tony Pasin has called on community organisations in Baker to apply for a share of up to $20 million in funding to support the efforts of their volunteers.

Mr Pasin said applications for the Volunteer Grants were now open.

“Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will help community organisations in Barker buy equipment such as laptops, pay fuel costs, train volunteers and improve their fundraising,” Mr Pasin said.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and by continuing to support them we are building a stronger and safer community.

“I encourage all not-for-profit organisations in Barker to apply for the Volunteer Grants to help make the work of our volunteers easier, safer and more enjoyable.” 

For more information or to apply, visit the Australian Government’s GrantConnect website at

Applications close Tuesday 18 September 2018.