Volunteer Grants 2018 is now open!

Expression of interest for the 2018 Volunteer Grants in now open. If you are a local service organisation or community group helping disadvantaged communities in Calwell, a Volunteer Grant can provide small amounts of money to support the volunteers. Grants between $1000 - $5000 are available to help non-for-profit community organisations or groups, to support their volunteers through practical measures. Apply and spread the word, as applications close on 18 September 2018. More program details and the application link can be found on this page.


Activities funded by the Grant include to:

- purchase eligible small equipment items for use by volunteers

- contribute to volunteers' fuel costs

- contribute to transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive

- assist with the costs of training courses

- undertake background screening checks for volunteers

To be eligible for funding for a Volunteer Grant, applicants must be an Australian non-for-profit organisation or community group whose volunteers' work supports families and/or communities in Australia.

The Grant Program is administered by the Department of Social Services, more information about the application process and details can be found here. To apply for this opportunity please click on this link.

I encourage local service organisations and community groups in Calwell to apply for this wonderful opportunity for volunteers.