National Student Volunteer Week Small Grants

Volunteering Queensland is proud to announce the 2021 National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) Small Grants Program.


Grants of up to $500 (inc GST if applicable) will be available in Queensland only and are for activities held during 2021 NSVW that celebrate the contribution of and/ or enable the participation of young people through volunteering.

The grants are open to Queensland universities, TAFEs, colleges, schools, and not-for-profit organisations that have volunteering programs for students and young people aged up to 25 years of age.

2021 NSVW grant applications will open on from 10.00am on Friday 11 June 2021 and close 5.00pm on 09 July 2021.

A link to the grant application will be available here from Friday 11 June 2021.

The initiative is made possible through the support of the Queensland Government through the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy

Promotion of the 2021 NSVW grants will also be via Volunteering Queensland’s website, e newsletter, social media, and general email subscription base. To keep in touch about this and other important notifications please subscribe.


Grants Criteria

Who can apply?

Queensland educational institutions that have volunteer programs for their students
Registered student volunteer involving organisations within Queensland educational institutions – e.g. elected student bodies, clubs, special interest groups, etc that engage young volunteers
Registered Queensland charities/ not for profits that have volunteer programs for/ led by students and young people aged up to 25 years of age

What can the grant money be used for?

Activities or events held during 2021 NSVW that recognise and celebrate the contribution and participation of young volunteers (e.g. venue hire, theming, entertainment, food, non-alcoholic beverages, materials/ equipment, recognition certificates, frames, promotional merchandise, transport)
Initiatives that support and promote participation, inclusion, innovation, on campus/ in community engagement activities, good volunteer management practices, and capacity building in volunteering by young people (e.g. in person or on line training, guest speakers, networking, mentoring, leadership/ governance development, mental health and wellbeing activities, transport, equipment hire, tools, materials, PPE/ safety standards and practice, venue costs)
Campaigns that support recruitment of young volunteers (e.g. O days, expos, promotional stalls, videography, social media/ online digital campaigns)
Equipment/ materials that support capacity, functionality, and enhance facilitates of recognised volunteer organisations for and/ or are led by young people (e.g. digital camera, printer)
Volunteer screening (e.g. Working with Children/ Vulnerable People and Criminal History checks)

What the grant money CANNOT be used for?

Normal operational costs (inc rent and outgoings, staff salaries/ contractor fees)
Alcoholic beverages




(GRANTS CLOSE 5pm 9 July 2021)