Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Communities, Finance, Volunteering

Volunteer Grants for Thousands of Australian Charities


Tuesday, 27th September 2011 at 3:44 pm
Staff Reporter
The Federal Government has announced that 4,600 Not for Profit organisations will receive Volunteer Grants of up to $5000 to help support their volunteers.

Tuesday, 27th September 2011
at 3:44 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Volunteer Grants for Thousands of Australian Charities
Tuesday, 27th September 2011 at 3:44 pm

The Federal Government has announced that 4,600 Not for Profit organisations will receive Volunteer Grants of up to $5000.

The Government says the grants are in recognition of the vital contribution volunteers make to Australian communities.

The Government says grants of up to $5,000 will help organisations purchase much-needed equipment, help with volunteers’ fuel costs, and cover the cost of training courses and background checks.

For the first time, the grants will also help cover transport costs of volunteers with disability who are unable to drive and need to use public transport or taxis as part of their volunteering role.

Minister for Social Inclusion Tanya Plibersek and the Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services Julie Collins made the announcement while meeting with Babana Aboriginal Men's Group, a volunteer-run support group in Sydney.

A grant recipient, Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group will receive more than $4,300 for items including a computer, a public address system, video camera and help with fuel costs.

The Government says the 2011 volunteer grants will support more than 200,000 people across Australia who give their time, energy and expertise to volunteering every day.

This year’s volunteer grants are targeted towards organisations that helped disadvantaged individuals, families and communities, particularly those affected by recent natural disasters.

Volunteers make a significant social and economic contribution to the Australian community, contributing approximately $14.6 billion to the Not for Profit sector each year.

To find out more about Volunteer Grants 2011 visit www.fahcsia.gov.au or call 1800 183 374.

State / Territory Number of 
Organisations
Funded
ACT 15
NSW 1,525
NT 33
QLD 953
SA 224
TAS 165
VIC 1,488
WA 235



Guide to Giving

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

$2 Million Grant Helps Give Australians in Need A Fair Go

Wendy Williams

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 8:35 am

Volunteering Tasmania Forced to Close Launceston Office

Luke Michael

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 8:25 am

Alliance Calls on Government to Lead the Way in Protecting Displaced Children

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 5:31 pm

Social Procurement Challenge – Crowdsourcing a Solution

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 2:24 pm

POPULAR

Moves to Stop Volunteering at Overseas Orphanages

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 1:54 pm

Future Uncertain for Disability Organisations Following Funding Cuts

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 8:29 am

Majority of NFPs Are Not Believed to be Well-Run, According to New Survey

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 12th September 2017 at 4:14 pm

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams

Monday, 11th September 2017 at 5:07 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

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


Guide to Giving
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

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

You have Successfully Subscribed!