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Volunteer Grants Now Open

The 2019-20 Grants are now open!

Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to help community organisations to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers. The grants can be used to buy small equipment for volunteers or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs.

The grants should be used to support a diverse range of priorities such as: drought; environmental conservation; youth services such as scouting groups or local sports clubs; community organisations supporting older Australians such as Meals on Wheels or Men’s Sheds; arts groups; or supporting rural fire services, first aid providers or State Emergency Services. This list is not exhaustive and there may be community organisations using volunteers to engage in other activities that are important to the local community.

Eligible organisations can send their details direct to by the 10th February 2020 and need to include the name and address of the organisation, name of the key contact person and the email address and phone number of the key contact person. Your nomination should also include what the grant will be used for and the grant amount.

A community consultation committee will assist me in identifying suitable projects for nomination.
The Department of Social Services Community Grants Hub will then send an application form direct to each nominated organisation between the 10th March 2020 and the 6th April 2020 with grant announcements in June 2020.

Read the 2019-20 Volunteer Grants FAQ Here

Read the 2019-20 Volunteer Grants Guidelines Here