Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to eligible not-for-profit community organisations to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers. For example through the purchase of small equipment to be used by volunteers or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, or for promoting awareness and increasing participation in volunteering.
Part funding of a grant application may occur in order to fully exhaust the funding cap available in each electorate.
To be eligible to apply for a grant, a community organisation must:
- be a legal entity
- be an Australian not-for-profit organisation
- utilise volunteers, with volunteers making up at least 40 per cent of the organisation’s staff
- have an ABN
- organisations must use grant funding to purchase items that benefit the work of their volunteers,
- each organisation can only apply for one Volunteer Grant, with the exception of an agreed auspicing arrangement.
- branches of a larger umbrella organisation (e.g. Scouts Australia, St John Ambulance Australia) are considered an organisation in their own right. In the instance where an MP nominates two branches of the St John Ambulance, this would count as two separate nominations.
- where an organisation applies in multiple electorates, only the first application received will be considered for a Volunteer Grant.
Applications are Now Open
Applications close Mid April
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