Volunteer Grants 2015 – $5,000

The Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants Scheme has just returned after a hiatus of two years. In great news for small community organisations, grants of up to $5000 are available so volunteers can have the cost of transport, fuel, training courses and background screening checks reimbursed, and so organisations can purchase small items of equipment to assist volunteers.

Applications are open until 2pm on Wednesday December 9.

For more information visit https://www.dss.gov.au/grants/grants/funding-open-for-application/volunteer-grants-2015 or email your enquiries for this funding round to:vg2015@dss.gov.au(link sends e-mail) or call the VG Hotline 1800 183 374.

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply for Volunteer Grants through an open process under the Strengthening Communities – Volunteering sub-activity.

Funding is expected to be offered to around 5,700 organisations as a result of this process, with grants to be paid by 30 June 2016.

Please Note: Applicants are not required to submit a Registration Form for this funding round.

Dates – Application period: 29 October 2015 until 9 December 2015 – 2:00pm AEDT

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