National Volunteer Week (NVW) Small Grants Initiative - Recipients of additional round announced!


Great news! We are proud to announce our NVW Small Grants Initiative has been expanded!!

Due to overwhelming interest from volunteer organisations in the NVW Small Grants Initiative, the Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors, the Hon. Coralee O'Rourke MP, has announced a further $15,000 to support the expansion of the grants for 2020.

The increase in funding was in acknowledgement of the difficult year it has been for the volunteering sector and appreciation that volunteer organisations are crucial to Queensland’s unite and recover activities.

We welcome the additional funding which will enable a further 30 volunteer organisations to support the well-being of their volunteers by hosting events and activities that welcome volunteers back to a COVID safe environment.


Selected Additional Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the additional 30 organisations below who were successful in receiving a small grant to hold an event for volunteers as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Together they will share in a further $15,000.


Organisation name   Event name
Atherton Junior Rugby League Inc   Welcome Back Volunteers at AJRL!
Babinda and District Pony Club Inc   Celebrating 60 Years of Club Volunteers
Brettacorp Inc   Welcome Back Forest Builders - One Tree Matters
Burdekin Shire Council   Welcome Back Function (Burdekin Gateway Visitor Information Centre)
Dalby Broadcasting Association Inc   Covid Be Gone
Dicky Beach Surf Club   Season Launch BBQ
Drought Angels   Volunteer Open Day
Esk & District Kindergarten Association Inc   Esk & District Kindergarten Volunteer Dinner
Football Brisbane   Thank You Dinner for the Football Brisbane Board
Friends of the Forest Inc   Volunteer Appreciation Day
Hekili Outrigger Canoe Club Inc   Breakout Paddle 2 The Barron and Back
Innisfail Community Band Inc   Volunteer Promotion
Kandanga State School Parents and Citizens Association   We Are All In This Together Fun Day
Lamb Island Community Gardens   Professional Development Session
LiveBetter Monto Community Services   Welcome Back Volunteers
Love This City Inc   You're Awesome Morning Tea
Maranoa Basketball Association   Volunteer Welcome and BBQ
Oonoonba State School Parents and Citizens Association   Welcome Back Breakfast Function
QCWA Jackson Branch   Thanking Our Volunteers
Rathdowney Memorial Grounds Association   THANKS for your HELP
Rosemore Calisthenics Dance College Inc   Volunteer Committee Thankyou! Dinner
Sea Shepherd Australia   Volunteer Event - Escape Room and Meal
The Migrant Centre Organisation Inc   TMC Welcome Back Tea
The Sail Training Association of Queensland Inc. trading as South Passage   South Passage Volunteers Operations Resumption Briefing
The Townsville Toy Library Association   Volunteer Lunch
Townsville Hospital Foundation   Afternoon Tea to Celebrate Volunteers
Trinity Beach Community Kindergarten   Celebrating Volunteers Kindy Style
Tully and District Show Society   Volunteer Afternoon Tea
Wildcare Australia Inc   Wildlife Volunteers Well-being Workshop
Yeppoon Junior Rugby League Football Club Inc   Volunteer Appreciation


First Round


Thank you

Thank you to the Queensland Government for providing sponsorship of the NVW Small Grant Initiative.

National Volunteer Week is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.