Volunteer Grants now open
Funding of $16 million is available through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to support and encourage volunteering. Eligible not-for-profit community organisations can apply for grants between $1,000 and $5,000.
24 July 2012
Grants can be used to:
- Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help their volunteers.
- Contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs for their volunteers who use their own car to transport others to activities, to deliver food, assist with medical appointments or help people in need.
- Contribute to the reimbursement of transport costs incurred by volunteers with disability, who are unable to drive.
- Contribute to the costs of training courses and/or undertake background screening checks for their volunteers.
Applications close on 25 July 2012.
Please note, the contact for these grants is the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.