Take Survey
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Communities, Finance, Politics, Volunteering

National Volunteer Funding Recipients Announced


Thursday, 15th July 2010 at 12:35 pm
Staff Reporter
Volunteer-based emergency service organisations, RSL clubs and Meals on Wheels are the big winners in the Federal Government's latest volunteer grants program.

Thursday, 15th July 2010
at 12:35 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
National Volunteer Funding Recipients Announced
Thursday, 15th July 2010 at 12:35 pm

Volunteer-based emergency service organisations, RSL clubs and Meals on Wheels are the big winners in the Federal Government's latest volunteer grants program.

The Government has announced the recipients of its $21 million local grants program to support volunteers at community organisations across Australia.

More than 250,000 volunteers from over 6000 community organisations are set to benefit from the funding.

Some 241 Returned and Services League branches will share in more than $1 million to help continue their work supporting former and current Australian Defence Force personnel.

Australia’s largest volunteer-based emergency and fire management organisations, the Country Fire Authority and the Rural Fire Service, will receive $660,000 to support over 9,400 volunteers across the country.

These grants will help purchase radio transceivers, breathing apparatus, high pressure cleaners, air conditioners and computer equipment to be used by volunteers in community awareness activities and to respond to emergency situations.

In addition more than 4,800 Meals on Wheels volunteers will share in almost $207,000 to cover training and petrol costs and purchase new kitchen and administrative equipment.

Local organisations will receive grants of between $1000 and $5000 to cover the cost of petrol and purchase much-needed equipment such as computers, barbecues, air conditioners and refrigerators.

Petrol reimbursements will assist more than 29,000 volunteers, with an expected saving by volunteers of over $2.8 million at the bowser.

For the first time the grants will also help organisations meet the costs of training their volunteers and completing police and background checks.

The lion's share of the funding will go to NSW organisations which will receive $7,364,641 followed by Victorian organisations which will receive $5,491,955 and Queensland with $4,332,084.

A list of successful organisations can be found at: www.fahcsia.gov.au
 




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

New Grant Reporting Approach Trialled in the UK

Luke Michael

Monday, 10th December 2018 at 4:25 pm

Google Reveals Finalists For $5.5 Million Grants Program

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 9th October 2018 at 4:46 pm

$50 million Up For Grabs to Help NFPs Drive Change

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 17th September 2018 at 4:21 pm

Innovation Is the Answer to Securing Grants

Andrew Cairns

Thursday, 6th September 2018 at 7:30 am

POPULAR

NDIS Service Providers Cautious Over Complex Needs Pricing Shake-Up

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 10th December 2018 at 5:11 pm

Australians With Disability Twice as Likely to be Evicted Without Cause

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 5th December 2018 at 5:29 pm

SA Urged to Embrace Co-Op Model to Fix Aged Care and Disability Worker Shortages

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 5th December 2018 at 8:37 am

Glyn Davis Confirmed as New Head of the Ramsay Foundation

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 5th December 2018 at 6:00 pm

Take Survey
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!