Volunteer Grants – NOW OPEN

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply for Volunteer Grants through an open process under the Strengthening Communities – Volunteering sub-activity. Funding is expected to be offered to around 5,700 organisations as a result of this process, with grants to be paid by 30 June 2016.

Volunteer Grants enable community organisations to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to purchase small equipment items to assist their volunteers, assist with the reimbursement of fuel costs incurred by volunteers (and transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive), and contribute towards the cost of training courses and background screening checks for volunteers.

Go to https://www.dss.gov.au/grants/grants/funding-open-for-application/volunteer-grants-2015 for more information and to download an application form.  A PDF of the grant guidelines is attached here.

Applications close at 2:00pm, Wednesday 9 December 2015  

For assistance in filling in an application form contact Anthony Gallacher.

Posted 13 November 2015 in Grants