Volunteer Grants 2010 - Completed

  • How much?

    Funding of $21 million announced under the Volunteer Grants 2010 initiative. 
  • Apply when?

    from 11/03/2010  to 16/04/2010 
  • Who to contact?

    Volunteer Grants Team  Ph: Volunteer Grants toll-free hotline 1800 183 374 (Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm AEST)    Email vg2010@dss.gov.au

Short Description: Grants and Funding to encourage and support volunteers 

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Hon Jenny Macklin MP, and the former Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector, Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens, recently announced that over 253,000 volunteers in more than 6,000 organisations across Australia will benefit from funding of $21 million for Volunteer Grants 2010.

Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 each will enable organisations to contribute towards the costs of training courses for volunteers, and to undertake background screening checks for their volunteers. Funding is also available to purchase small equipment items to help volunteers, and to contribute towards fuel reimbursement for their volunteers, including those who use their cars to transport others to activities, deliver food and assist people in need.

Volunteers make a vital contribution to our local communities by donating their valuable time and skills to help others, and the Australian Government is committed to supporting them in their important work.

The following organisations have been successful in receiving funding under Volunteer Grants 2010.

Volunteer Grants 2010 successful organisations - PDF [1.69MB]

Volunteer Grants 2010 successful organisations - XLS [3.31MB]

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 next steps of the funding process and documentation to ensure they receive funding as soon as possible.

An overview of the Volunteer Grants 2010 funding round, including general feedback, is also available.

Other enquiries can be directed to the Volunteer Grants 2010 hotline on 1800 183 374 (9am to 5pm AEST, Monday to Friday), TTY on 1800 555 677, or via email to vg2010@dss.gov.au


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