Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Volunteer Grants 2011 (FAHCSIA)

Funding of $16 million is available under Volunteer Grants 2011
Volunteer Grants 2011 recognises the important role of Australia’s volunteers and is part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to supporting volunteers, assisting disadvantaged communities and encouraging social inclusion to assist vulnerable individuals, families and communities.  Funding of $16 million is available to eligible not-for-profit community organisations to assist their volunteers and encourage volunteering.

Volunteer Grants 2011 provides funding of between $1,000 and $5,000 to not-for-profit organisations to:
  • Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help volunteers
  • Contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs for their volunteers who use their own car to transport others to activities, deliver food and assist 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 volunteers.

Funding is limited and applications will be assessed and prioritised according to how strongly they meet the selection criteria.  The selection criteria, eligibility criteria and other essential information about Volunteer Grants 2011 are provided on the website.

Closing Date and Time: Applications are open for Volunteers Grants from 4 May 2011 until 8 June 2011.    Applications close on Wednesday 8 June 2011 5pm AEST.

FIND OUT MORE:  Phone toll-free to the Volunteer Grants Hotline 1800 183 374 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm AEST) or email vg2011@fahcsia.gov.au.  Please visit the FAHCSIA website for more information at http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/volunteers/funding/Pages/volunteer_grants2011.aspx

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