Volunteer grants round

Community organisations will benefit from $20 million in grants to support the efforts of their volunteers.

 

Federal Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan announced the new Volunteer Grants round.

 

Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 can be used towards the cost of essential items that help make the work of volunteers easier, safer, and more enjoyable, such as equipment, training, transport and background screening.

 

Across Australia, volunteer efforts make an estimated annual economic and social contribution of $290 billion.

 

The Volunteer Grants round is expected to open in August 2018.

 

For more information, see the Department of Social Services’ Community Grants Hub at https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/ to subscribe to updates on the application process.

 

25 June 2018.