2019-20 Volunteer Grants - How to apply


The Australian Government has opened applications for its 2019-20 Volunteer Grants. These Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers as well as to encourage and increase participation in volunteering. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers.

The process for applying has changed for the 2019-20 Volunteers Grants and in order to apply you need to first be nominated by your Local Member of Parliament. We encourage all those who would like to make an application to make contact with their local Federal MP.

The dates for the application process are as follows:

  • Phase one: From 16 December 2019 to 21 February 2020, Members of Parliament (MPs) will be able to nominate organisations from within their electorate to apply for funding.
  • Phase two: From 10 March 2020 to 6 April 2020, nominated organisations will be able to apply for funding.

Find out more about grant eligibility and the application process