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Strengthening Communities Volunteer Grants 2016 NOW OPEN

Applications for Volunteer Grants are NOW OPEN. Applications close at 2:00pm AEDT on 20 December 2016.

Australian Government funding is now available for organisations to apply for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to help with costs of volunteering. To be eligible to apply, organisations must be Australian not-for-profit organisations whose volunteers support families and communities across Australia. These funds can help to pay for costs of fuel, training, background security checks and transport for volunteers with disability who cannot drive. The funds can also be used to help with the expense of small equipment items like iPads and printers, helping organisations to keep pace with technology and ensure their volunteers have access to digital and electronic equipment.They are part of the Government’s work to support the volunteers who help disadvantaged Australian communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.   The Community Grants Hub, on behalf of the Department of Social Services (DSS), are inviting organisations and individuals representing volunteer based community groups to now apply.

Additional information will be available the DSS Grants Website  https://www.dss.gov.au/grants