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Thursday, 1 April 2021

2021 Volunteers Grants - applications now closed

The 2021 Volunteer Grants Program provides funding to support, encourage and increase participation in volunteering in local communities.

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to purchase small equipment which can make a volunteer’s work easier, safer and more enjoyable.

The funding can also help to contribute towards costs incurred when carrying out voluntary work - such as fuel, transport and training costs.

To be eligible to apply organisations must

be a legal entity (incorporated association)** be a not-for-profit organisation have a minimum of 40% of volunteers working for your organisation have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be willing to provide a Statement by Supplier Form (reason for not quoting an ABN) have an account with an Australian financial institution in the name of the organisation applying

** If your organisation is not a legal entity, an auspicing body which is a legal entity/incorporated association can submit an EOI on your organisation’s behalf - there is more information on this on page 9 of the guidelines. If you need any further advice on this please do not hesitate to get in touch with me as early as possible

As the first step in the application process, please complete an expression of interest (EOI) form and return via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday 13 April 2021

Click here for a copy of the EOI form

Click here for a copy of the guidelines

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