Volunteer Grants 2018 - Open for application

Published: Thursday, 9 August 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Volunteer Grants 2018 - open for application

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open process to apply for funding to support volunteers under the Volunteer Grants Activity. Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers by:

  • providing small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers
  • forming part of the Government’s work to support the volunteers who help disadvantaged Australian communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.


The Volunteer Grants 2018 funding round will provide funding of between $1,000 and $5,000 to eligible individuals and not-for-profit community organisations.  This funding is to be used to:

  • purchase eligible small equipment items for use by volunteers
  • contribute to volunteers’ fuel costs
  • contribute to transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive
  • assist with the costs of training courses
  • undertake background screening checks for volunteers

Applications close at 2:00 pm AEST on 18 September 2018.   For further information about eligibility and how to apply, go to the Funding Round Application page. Information about applying for this funding round can also be found on GrantConnect.

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