Up to $3,000 is available for community organisations to support volunteer training and resources.

Volunteer Support Fund

 

Overview

The Volunteer Support Fund recognises the role of volunteers in the community by providing grants which directly encourage volunteering and help volunteers in their endeavours and to achieve a range of practical outcomes which will directly benefit volunteers by making their work easier, safer and more enjoyable.

 

Objectives

The Volunteer Support Fund aims to:

  • provide grants that directly encourage volunteering and help volunteers in their endeavours
  • achieve a range of practical outcomes that directly benefit volunteers by making their work easier, safer and more enjoyable.

 

Funding

Grants of up to $3,000 are available to community organisations to provide training and resources for volunteers.

 

Eligible Projects

Applications should seek to:

  • provide a direct benefit to the volunteers of an organisation
  • expand volunteer participation and recruitment, especially for young people
  • encourage networking and collaboration between organisations to address barriers to volunteer participation
  • help volunteers to build on their knowledge, confidence and skills
  • promote community benefit through the assistance of volunteers and volunteer programs
  • demonstrate ongoing community benefit as a result of a project.

 

Eligible Applicants

The Volunteer Support Fund is available to incorporated associations as defined under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985.

Applicants must:

  • be recognised as a community based, notfor-profit organisation
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

Non-incorporated organisations can apply if they are auspiced through an incorporated organisation.

 

Timing

Application closes 23 October 2015.