Grants on offer for volunteer organisations

Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, with volunteers from the Rapid Relief Team

Up to $132,450 will be available to volunteers in the Robertson electorate in the latest grants round of a $20M Federal Government package to support volunteers across the nation.

Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, is calling for eligible not-for-profit community organisations to submit their expression of interest by April 16.

“I am liaising with community leaders and relevant committees to identify priority volunteer support for our local area,” Wicks said.

“Volunteers across the Central Coast freely give their time to support local organisations in a variety of ways and make an extraordinary contribution to our community.”

Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 will help volunteers to buy small equipment, reimburse fuel, transport or training costs, or support promotional activities.

Organisations must have been nominated by their Federal Member of Parliament and meet the eligibility criteria.

“In previous rounds we have had organisations like the Rapid Relief Team purchase equipment to help their volunteers in community and emergency outreach activities,” Wicks said.

The Rapid Relief Team used a $5,000 grant to buy a purpose-built trailer since used to assist emergency services personnel during bushfire seasons and the recent floods in NSW.

Successful applicants will be announced in November.

For details contact or call 4322 2400 or go to

Media release, Apr 8
Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks