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Volunteer Grants 2018
Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. This initiative forms part of the Commonwealth government’s ongoing commitment to organisations whose volunteers assist disadvantaged communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life. Funding is for eligible not-for-profit community organisations to assist their volunteers and encourage volunteering.
Volunteer Grants provides funding between $1,000 and $5,000 to help not-for-profit organisations 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 costs of training courses and/or undertake background screening checks for their volunteers.
Applications are currently open and you can apply via https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/volunteer-grants-2018
Applications close 18 September 2018 – 2:00pm AEST