Volunteer Grants 2013 recognises the valuable work of Australia’s volunteers.  This initiative forms part of the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to organisations whose volunteers assist disadvantaged communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.

Funding of $16 million is available to support and encourage volunteering.  Eligible not-for-profit community organisations can apply for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to:

•Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help their volunteers
•Contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs for their volunteers who use their own car to transport others to activities, deliver food, assist with medical appointments or help people in need
•Contribute to the reimbursement of transport costs incurred by volunteers with disability who are unable to drive
•Contribute to the cost of training courses and/or undertake background screening checks for their volunteers
Funding is limited and applications will be assessed and prioritised according to how strongly they meet the selection criteria

Organisations that are looking to apply are encouraged to read the grant guidelines before completing an application form.

For further information and frequently asked questions please click here or call the Volunteer Grants Hotline on 1800 183 374 (Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm AEST).