Community groups can now apply for Federal Government funding through the Volunteer Grants program.
This program offers a great opportunity for community organisations to apply for funding – between $1000 and $5000 – to help make the work of their volunteers easier and safer.
Community organisation can use this program to help with costs incurred by volunteers – like the cost of fuel to take seniors to see a doctor, first aid training, background security checks or transport for volunteers with disability who cannot drive.
Organisations can also purchase much-needed equipment, such as computers or printers so they can keep pace with technology.
Volunteers are the backbone of our community and this is a great initiative where local organisations can apply for grants to help support their volunteers, who give their time to help others and encourage the inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.
For more information, visit the Department of Social Services’ Community Grants Hub website to subscribe to updates on the application process or visit https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/volunteer-grants-2018