The latest round of the federal Volunteer Grants program is currently open.
These grants provide 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
These grants are administered by federal Members of Parliament (MP). To apply, contact your local MP’s office and ask how you can submit an expression of interest.
Not sure who your MP is? You can find your electorate here: https://electorate.aec.gov.au/
And look up your Member’s contact details here:
Some MP’s have listed the 16 September as the closing date for their grants.