Volunteer Grants – 2016


The application period for the Volunteer Grants – 2016funding is closing 2:00pm AEDT on Tuesday, 20 December 2016.

If you have any questions regarding Volunteer Grants – 2016 funding please email them to support@communitygrants.gov.au before 5.00pm AEDTTuesday, 13 December 2015, questions regarding this funding will not be accepted after this time and date.

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Australian Government Department of Social Services

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Eligible volunteer organisations and individuals can apply for Volunteer Grants of between $1000 and $5000.  These grants help support volunteers by contributing towards the cost of small equipment, training volunteers and fundraising efforts.  Grants can also help with the cost of background security checks or transporting volunteers with disability who cannot drive.

Funding priority will be given to organisations working in disadvantaged communities or those affected by natural disasters.

Community organisations from regional areas and Indigenous organisations are also encouraged to apply.

For further information, or to apply, go to www.dss.gov.au/grants. Applications close 2.00pm AEDTTuesday, 20 December 2016.