Volunteer Grants

The Australian Government invites organisations to apply for Volunteer Grants.

Volunteer Grants enable community organisations to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to purchase small equipment items to assist their volunteers, assist with the reimbursement of fuel costs incurred by volunteers (and transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive), and contribute towards the cost of training courses and background screening checks for volunteers.

Eligibility – the applicant must:

  • Provide enough information about the organisation to determine that they are an eligible Australian not-for-profit entity type
  • indicate that the organisation / sponsored group has volunteers

For more information, visit https://www.dss.gov.au/grants/grants/funding-open-for-application/volunteer-grants-2016