Applications for the Australian Government’s 2015 Volunteer Grants are now open

Community organisations across Australia are now able to apply for a share of $20 million in grants to support and encourage the work of their volunteers.

Grants from $1,000 to $5,000 are available to help community organisations with the costs of volunteering. Community organisation can:

  • purchase small equipment items to assist their volunteers
  • reimburse fuel costs incurred by volunteers (and transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive) and
  • contribute towards the cost of training courses and background screening checks for volunteers.

The Volunteer Grants 2015 Application Pack is available from the Department of Social Services’ website at https://www.dss.gov.au/grants/grants/funding-open-for-application/volunteer-grants-2015, or by emailing vg2015@dss.gov.au.

Alternatively, Application Packs may be requested through the Volunteer Grants 2015 Hotline on 1800 183 374.

Applications close at 2:00pm AEDT on 9 December 2015.

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