2010 Volunteer Grants- win up to $5000 for your club

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs are now calling for applications for the 2010 Volunteer Grants program.

About the program:

Volunteer Grants 2010 recognises the valuable work of Australia’s volunteers and is part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to supporting volunteers, assisting disadvantaged communities and encouraging social inclusion to assist vulnerable people within our society. Funding of $21 million is available to eligible non-profit community organisations to assist their volunteers and encourage volunteering.

Volunteer Grants 2010 provides funding of between $1,000 and $5,000 to help non-profit organisations to:

·         contribute towards the costs of training courses for volunteers and/or undertaking background screening checks for volunteers; and/or

·         purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help volunteers; and/or

·         contribute towards fuel reimbursement for their volunteers, including those who use their cars to transport others to activities, deliver food and assist people in need.

Funding is limited and applications will be assessed and prioritised according to how strongly they meet the selection criteria

How to apply:

Clubs can use the online application form at the following link –


It is important that once you have successfully registered and downloaded the Volunteer Grants 2010 Application Form that you immediately save the form to your computer. Also, remember to save the Application Form again before submitting the completed application to the Department.

Paper applications can be accessed by contacting the Volunteer Grants Team Ph: Volunteer Grants toll-free hotline 1800 183 374 (Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm AEST) Email vg2010@fahcsia.gov.au

Application dates:

Applications are open from 11/03/2010 to 16/04/2010

Applications must be lodged by 2 pm AEST Friday 16 April 2010.

Online/electronic applications should be submitted by following the instructions which are explained as you navigate through the online Volunteer Grants 2010 Application Form.

Paper-based applications should be posted to:

Volunteer Grants 2010
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Locked Bag 5001

Application Forms postmarked after Friday, 16 April 2010 or sent to an alternative address may not be included in the assessment process.


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