Attention all volunteers - whether you’re running a radio stations or a soccer team, protecting local bushlands, mentoring, advocating, organising, giving advice, reading to children, managing people, or building websites… there’s good news! Applications Volunteer Grants 2012 open today, with $16 million available to not-for-profit organisations across the country.
If your organisation is eligible, you can apply for funding between $1,000 and $5,000 to help support your volunteers. The grants can be used to purchase small equipment items, for training courses and for those all-important background screening checks. There are also funds available to contribute to the reimbursement of volunteers’ fuel costs incurred while carrying out their volunteering work and transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive.
Applications will close on Wednesday 25 July 2012. The Volunteer Grants 2012 application form and guidelines are available here . I recommend that you read the guidelines before applying to make sure your organisation and the requested items are eligible for funding.The guidelines have all the information and instructions you need on how to complete the application form.
So go for it! This is a valuable opportunity for you to support your volunteers and help us to help each other, create a sense of belonging and build stronger local communities.