Volunteer Management Activity – 2021–2026 VMA

Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Not-for-Profits Infrastructure

Status Closed

Delivered on behalf of Department of Social Services

Selection Process Restricted

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting state and territory volunteering peak bodies via a restricted process to apply to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Volunteer Management Activity 2021–2026. Funding will be offered to 7 organisations as a result of this process.

From 1 July 2021, the Australian Government will distribute up to $33.5 million (excluding GST) over 5 years under the new Volunteer Management Activity.

Volunteering Peak Bodies will develop and implement strategies to build the capacity of Volunteer Involving Organisations (VIOs), through online volunteer management services and breaking down barriers to volunteering for identified priority groups. Volunteer Peak Bodies will consult and partner with relevant local organisations to develop and deliver the Volunteer Management Activity.

Online services to build the capacity of VIOs will focus on:

  • best practice recruitment and training of volunteers
  • supporting and retaining volunteers
  • volunteer management
  • provision of information, tools, training and resources for VIOs including regulatory obligations and risk management (governance, work health and safety, insurance, background/police checks).

Additional services can be provided by Volunteering Peak Bodies and their partners to build the capacity of VIOs to break down barriers to volunteering for identified priority groups and provide face-to-face services to support these groups to participate in volunteering. These priority groups include:

  • People with Disability
  • First Nation Peoples
  • Newly Arrived Migrants.

More information

More information about the Families and Communities Program – Volunteer Management Activity, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Other grant opportunity documents are only accessible by invited applicants on the GrantConnect website.

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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 2020-4898 – Volunteer Management Activity when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents