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2021 Volunteer Grants – Upcoming Grant Opportunity

Volunteer Grants support the work of local community organisations by enabling the inclusion of vulnerable people and promoting awareness to increase participation in volunteering.

The 2021 Volunteer Grants Opportunity is expected to open for applications in the first half of 2021.  

2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants

The Australian Government has allocated funding to further support the efforts of Australia's volunteers. The Department of Social Services has provided the following State and Territory volunteering peak bodies with funding to administer a Supplementary Volunteer Grants program:

Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS) 2021-2026

A new open competitive grant opportunity for the Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS) will be open for application across a period of six weeks between October and December 2020. Delivery of the redesigned ICAFSS is scheduled to commence from 1 July 2021.

AUSkey is moving to myGovID

AUSkey is being replaced at the end of March 2020, with a new government digital identity called myGovID. AUSkey is the current secure method that allows users access to the Grant Recipient Portal, the Data Exchange and other online government services.