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Volunteering Tasmania Gets Peak Body Recognition


Wednesday, 13th May 2015 at 4:28 pm
Lina Caneva
Volunteering Tasmania has been officially recognised as a Peak Body by the State Government after 22 years of operation, resulting in over a quarter of a million dollars in annual funding in perpetuity.

Wednesday, 13th May 2015
at 4:28 pm
Lina Caneva


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Volunteering Tasmania Gets Peak Body Recognition
Wednesday, 13th May 2015 at 4:28 pm

Volunteering Tasmania has been officially recognised as a Peak Body by the State Government after 22 years of operation, resulting in over a quarter of a million dollars in annual funding in perpetuity.

The announcement came during celebrations for National Volunteer Week.

Premier Will Hodgman announced that the Government will be providing $260,000 funding per year in perpetuity to Volunteering Tasmania.

Volunteering Tasmania said a component of the funding will be core funding, with the rest being project funding.

“This is a significant achievement for Volunteering Tasmania. Staff and boardmembers, past and present, have worked really hard for this recognition,” Volunteering Tasmania CEO Adrienne Picone said.

She said that since 2009 the organisation has been operating on project funding, which they have had to reapply for every three years.

It’s believed that Volunteering Tasmania was the only state volunteer body without peak body status.

“The decision means we can really plan more efficiently and more strategically for the future,” Picone said.

“We are so pleased that the Government acknowledges the value in volunteering, as well as the value we provide as a supporter of effective volunteering in the State.

“This announcement shows the Government’s commitment to volunteering and the positive impact it has on Tasmanian communities.”

According to the State of Volunteering Report: Tasmania 2014, four out of every five Tasmanians volunteer.

“For every one dollar invested in volunteering, at least four dollars in benefits arereturned to the Tasmanian community. Investing makes great business sense,” Picone said.


Lina Caneva  |  Editor  |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years. She was the editor of Pro Bono Australia News from when it was founded in 2000 until 2018.


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