Volunteer Grants 2018

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open process to apply for funding to support volunteers under the Volunteer Grants Activity.

Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. The grants form part of the Government’s work to support the volunteers who help disadvantaged Australian communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.

Groups that can apply for the grants are any community-based volunteer groups that work in their local communities. These can include progress associations, scouting groups, sports clubs, community clubs, wildlife carers, bands and musical clubs – and much more.

Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to help not-for-profit community organisations or groups support their volunteers through practical measures such as the purchase of small equipment items, reimbursement for volunteers’ fuel and transport costs, and contributions towards the cost of training and background screening checks. 

These grants are designed to make volunteering easier, safer and more enjoyable and to support, encourage and increase participation in volunteering.

I encourage you to read the Application Pack thoroughly before submitting your application. Applications for Volunteer Grants 2018 close at 2pm AEST on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 – so please get moving – and don’t forget I and my office staff are also here to help. Please feel free to get in touch.

Important Dates

18 September 2018 2pm AEST: Expressions of Interest for the 2018 Volunteers Grants Program closes

Approximately February 2019:  : Successful applicants will be notified


What can I do now? 

Please submit your application through the link below.

Applications will close at 2pm AEST on the 18th of September, 2018.

If you have any further questions about the Volunteer Grants please contact my office on (03) 6431 1333 or email me at [email protected]