Volunteer Grants 2012 - Completed

How much?
Funding of $16 million announced for Volunteer Grants 2012

Apply when?
from 1/06/2012 to 25/07/2012

Who to contact?
Ph: Volunteer Grants Hotline 1800 183 374 (Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm AEST)   Email: vg2012@dss.gov.au

Short Description
Funding to support volunteers and encourage volunteering

What is Volunteer Grants 2012?

The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Hon Jenny Macklin MP, and the Minister for Community Services, the Hon Julie Collins MP, announced that more than 166,000 volunteers across 4,800 organisations throughout Australia will benefit from funding of $16 million under Volunteer Grants 2012.

Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 each will enable organisations to purchase small equipment items to assist volunteers and contribute towards reimbursement of fuel costs, transport costs incurred by volunteers with disability who are unable to drive, training courses and background screening checks for volunteers.

Volunteers give their time and energy to help others, often reaching out to the most vulnerable members of our society. The Australian Government is committed to supporting volunteers in their important work.

The following organisations have been successful in receiving funding under Volunteer Grants 2012:

Volunteer Grants 2012 successful organisations

Download the spreadsheet of successful organisations - XLS [3.29MB]

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing by email or post.

Successful organisations are encouraged to check Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the funding process and related documentation to ensure they receive funding as soon as possible.

Further information on Volunteer Grants 2012, including general feedback on the overall outcomes of the assessment process, is also available.

For enquiries relating to Volunteer Grants 2012:

  • phone the Volunteer Grants Hotline on 1800 183 374 (9am to 5pm AEST, Monday to Friday) or
  • email vg2012@dss.gov.au

National Relay Service and TTY users

The Department uses the National Relay Service (NRS) to ensure Department contact numbers are accessible to people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.

To access the Volunteer Grants Hotline:

  • TTY users - phone 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 183 374.
  • Speak and Listen (speech-to-speech relay) users - phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 183 374.
  • Internet relay users - visit the National Relay Service website at www.relayservice.com.au and ask for 1800 183 374.
Content Updated: 27 September 2013