NDIS Criterion
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Politics

National Volunteer Funding Still Uncertain


Thursday, 15th May 2014 at 11:31 am
Lina Caneva, Editor
As Australia celebrates the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week and the Not for Profit sector digests the impact of the Federal Budget there’s still no certainty about ongoing funding for peak volunteer bodies and volunteer agencies.

Thursday, 15th May 2014
at 11:31 am
Lina Caneva, Editor


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
National Volunteer Funding Still Uncertain
Thursday, 15th May 2014 at 11:31 am

As Australia celebrates the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week and the Not for Profit sector digests the impact of the Federal Budget there’s still no certainty about ongoing funding for peak volunteer bodies and volunteer agencies.

The national peak body Volunteering Australia says it will still have to negotiate with the Federal Government’s Department of Social Services (DSS) for ongoing and future long term funding.

CEO of Volunteering Australia Brett Williamson said the organisation is anxiously awaiting confirmation from DSS about the specific details of an interim 6 month extension of grant funding in the Budget to the majority of Not for Profit service providers, including Volunteer Resource Centres and National and State Volunteering peaks.

The Federal Budget indicated that Volunteer Management Program (VMP) grants, which are due to expire on 30 June, will be extended by six months as an interim measure, with grant recipients and other eligible organisations invited to apply for future funding.

“The Department has indicated that it will be communicating with organisations very soon to confirm the extensions and outline the proposed new arrangements. We know that Volunteering Australia is not alone in wanting to end the uncertainty about future funding,” Williamson said.

“The ongoing uncertainty has seriously impacted on services planning and resourcing, particularly the retention of key staff within the broader Not for Profit sector.”

“We truly welcome the opportunity to lock in longer term 5 year funding agreements which will  rebuild sustainability and confidence, so we can get back to focussing on providing services that support the well- being of individuals and communities,” Williamson said.

More information on new funding/grants:

http://www.dss.gov.au/grants

http://www.dss.gov.au/grants/frequently-asked-questions

http://www.dss.gov.au/grants/extending-existing-grant-arrangements

 


Lina Caneva  |  Editor |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

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

Moores

...


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

NGO Recruitment

More Suppliers


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

About a Brand – The Leadership Battle for NFPs

John Carroll

Thursday, 6th July 2017 at 8:27 am

NDIS Having a Life Changing Impact Despite First Year ‘Teething Problems’

Rachel McFadden

Thursday, 29th June 2017 at 8:10 am

UCA Funds Management Hosts NFP Budget Overview

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 17th May 2017 at 5:15 pm

POPULAR

Disability Advocacy Group Fights to Restore State Funding

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th November 2017 at 8:37 am

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5:25 pm

Donors Looking for a Personalised Experience to Give More – Study

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 8th November 2017 at 1:43 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

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


NDIS Criterion
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!