Volunteer Grants 2011 - Completed

  • How much?

    Funding of $16 million announced under the Volunteer Grants 2011 initiative  
  • Apply when?

    from 4 May 2011 to 8 June 2011
  • Who to contact?

      Ph: Volunteer Grants Hotline - 1800 183 374 (Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm AEST)  Email vg2011@dss.gov.au

Short Description: Funding to support volunteers and encourage volunteering 

What is Volunteer Grants 2011?

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Hon Jenny Macklin MP, and the Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, the Hon Julie Collins, recently announced that over 200,400 volunteers across more than 4,600 organisations throughout Australia will benefit from funding of $16 million under Volunteer Grants 2011.

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.  They play a critical role in rebuilding communities affected by recent natural disasters that have hit many parts of Australia.  The Australian Government is committed to supporting volunteers in their important work. 

The following organisations have been successful in receiving funding under Volunteer Grants 2011. 

Volunteer Grants 2011 successful organisations - PDF [2.47MB]

Volunteer Grants 2011 successful organisations - XLS [3.13MB]

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

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

Further information on Volunteer Grants 2011, including general feedback, is also available.

Other enquiries can be directed to the Volunteer Grants 2011 hotline on 1800 183 374 (9am to 5pm AEST, Monday to Friday), TTY on 1800 555 677, or via email to vg2011@dss.gov.au.


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