Volunteer Grants Activity – 2019-20 Volunteer Grants

Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Not-for-Profits Infrastructure

Status Open

Delivered on behalf of the Department of Social Services

Selection Process Restricted

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The application period for Volunteer Grants closed at 11pm on 6 April.

Late applications received after this time will be accepted until 1 June and will be considered in accordance with the late applications reasons outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines and in light of the impact of COVID-19.

PLEASE NOTE: Over the course of 10 and 11 March 2020, an invitation to apply for the 2019-20 Volunteer Grants was sent to all nominated organisations.

Nominated organisations that have been invited to apply are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a closed non-competitive process to apply for a Volunteer Grant under the Families and Communities Program – Volunteer Grants Activity in 2019-2020.

The Volunteer Grants Activity is an element of the Families and Communities Program.

The Families and Communities Program aims to strengthen relationships, support families, improve well being of children and young people, reduce the cost of family breakdown and strengthen family and community functioning.

Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers as well as to encourage and increase participation in volunteering. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. 

The objectives of Volunteer Grants are to: 

1.  help community organisations to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers
2.  help community organisations to support the inclusion of vulnerable people through volunteering
3.  encourage, support and increase participation in volunteering.

The intended outcome of the program is to strengthen community functioning by increasing participation in volunteering.

More information

More information about the Volunteer Grants Activity – 2019-20 Volunteer Grants, as well as requirements for applicants can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines and Questions and Answers for Applicants.

The department will email an application form to organisations who have been nominated by the Federal Member of Parliament in their electorate.

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Other future grant opportunities are published on GrantConnect, the Australian Government grants information system.

Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email support@communitygrants.gov.au.

More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found on the Community Grants Hub website.

Please quote 2018-2647 – 2019 Volunteer Grants when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents