Volunteer Grants 2015
13 May 2016

Organisations applied for Volunteer Grants through an open selection process under the Strengthening Communities – Volunteering sub-activity from 29 October 2015 – 9 December 2015.

The Department has finalised the Volunteer Grants 2015 selection process and around 5,300 organisations will benefit to make the work of their volunteers easier, safer and more enjoyable.

A list of successful applicants and further information is available at Volunteer Grants 2015.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing by email or post from mid-May 2016.

A New Way of Working for Grants

The Australian Government is committed to working effectively with organisations to deliver valuable services for individuals, families and the community. This includes providing greater certainty for service providers to improve service delivery and enable them to continue to deliver the critical work that they do.

As part of a broad plan to boost productivity and remove unnecessary red tape for community organisations, the Department of Social Services (DSS) has seven streamlined grant programmes aimed at enhancing service delivery and providing greater freedom for service providers.

DSS grant arrangements include:

  • grant programmes that reflect the way community services are delivered
  • longer term grant agreements where appropriate, to offer certainty in service delivery
  • a move towards a single grant agreement for each provider to reduce administrative burden
  • a streamlined approach to programme performance reporting which is mutually beneficial
  • simplified financial acquittal reporting to cut down on administrative costs for providers

DSS funding rounds currently open for application are advertised on the Funding Open for Application page.

Organisations interested in DSS grants are encouraged to subscribe to receive alerts when new information is made available. The Department accepts no responsibility to inform applicants of any changes if they do not subscribe to receive alerts.

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For information about DSS Budget measures, visit the DSS Budget page.

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