The Volunteer Grants Activity is an element of the Families and Communities Program of The Our Community Group. The Families and Communities Program aims to strengthen relationships, improve well-being of children and young people, reduce the cost of family breakdown, strengthen family and community functioning and facilitate the settlement of migrants and humanitarian entrants in the community. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. The grants form part of the Government’s work to support the volunteers who help disadvantaged Australian communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.The Federal Government has confirmed $20 million will be made available to community organisations to support the efforts of their volunteers.
Eligible organisations can apply for grants of between $1000 and $5000, to be used to buy equipment that supports their work, helps train volunteers or improves fundraising efforts.
Particular priority will be given to "organisations working in disadvantaged communities and those affected by natural disasters." Applications close September 18.
Because this grant represents a great chance for many organisations to yield benefits, the Our Community Group is making the full details for this grant available for free. Click here for further information