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Community Volunteer Grants

Community grant funding is available to help create sustainable volunteer environments within sport and active recreation clubs.

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nullCloses 5 April 2013

nullWho can apply:

  • Incorporated not for profit sport
  • Active recreation clubs

nullContact your DSR for further information

Funding is open until 5 April 2013. Grants will be for the amount of $2000.

Who Can Apply?

Incorporated not for profit sport and active recreation clubs.

What can the grant be used for?

Applications must be able to demonstrate how the project will benefit current and future volunteers. There are three distinct projects your organization can choose from:

  • Option 1: To establish a Volunteer Management Plan
  • Option 2: To establish a Volunteer Management Plan and appoint a Volunteer Coordinator
  • Option 3: To review a current Volunteer Management Plan and appoint a Volunteer Coordinator

Community Volunteer Grants flyer

Application lodgement dates

Application forms can be submitted at any time before 5 April 2013. DSR will advise if your project is successful in gaining funding within six weeks of receipt of application.

Grant requirements

All grant recipients will be required to:

  • Complete the approved project within 12 months of signing the grant agreement; and
  • Meet the Department of Sport and Recreation grant acquittal process requirements.

Is your club and project eligible?

  • The project will demonstrate how it will do one of the following - recruit, retain or up-skill new and existing volunteers;
  • The club demonstrates its capacity to deliver the outcomes of the project;
  • The project will be undertaken within specified timeframes as negotiated;
  • The club has public liability; and
  • The club is incorporated and has an ABN number.

What is the application and assessment process?

  1. Read the guidelines for Community Volunteer Funding.
  2. Ensure your project and club is eligible.
  3. Complete the application form. Applications that do not address the application criteria or do not provide ALL of the required information will be deemed ineligible.
  4. Submit the application to the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR). They will be assessed as they arrive. The current scheme will finish by the 5 April 2013.
  5. DSR will assess each application. No interviews will be conducted. All applications will be considered on merit and based on the information provided. If further information or clarification is required, DSR will contact you.
  6. DSR will contact you within six weeks of initial application in writing to advise if your project is successful. If successful, you will be advised how funds will be distributed to your organisation so the project can be implemented.
  7. After you have completed the project, organisations submit an acquittal form including completed income and expenditure details to DSR.


Download Community Volunteers Grants Guidelines 2013

Download Community Volunteer Application Form 2013


Funding arrangements

The funding will be paid to the successful club on the understanding that those funds will be allocated to the approved project.

Failure to complete the agreed project (or part thereof) through the duration of the agreement will require the organisation to return the relevant funding to DSR.

In circumstances where only partial expenditure has occurred recipients will be required to refund remaining funds to the DSR.

What if my club is gst registered?

  • If your club has an ABN and is registered for GST the grant will be 'grossed up' by 10% of  the grant amount.
  • If your club has an ABN and is not registered for GST no GST is allocated.

Freedom of information

DSR will adhere to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 in relation to requests for information originating in the department. Information not originating in the department but provided to the department will not be released without prior consultation or permission given by the relevant organisation.

Privacy act

All information provided to DSR and gathered during the grant assessment process will be stored on a database that will only be accessed by authorised departmental personnel.  The database is subject to privacy restrictions in accordance with the Privacy Act 1998 (Commonwealth) and the Freedom of Information Act 1992.

DSR acknowledgement

Successful programs will be required to acknowledge DSR. Details will be advised to successful applicants.

Need further information?

To discuss your project concept, or to obtain help to complete your application, please contact:

Contact details for Community Volunteer Grants

Ben Hlaing
Industry Training and Development
Department of Sport and Recreation
Telephone (08) 9492 9719
Facsimile (08) 9492 9711
Email Ben

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