Funding opportunity - Volunteer Grants 2016

Author: Kate Schwager/Wednesday, November 09, 2016/Categories: Boggabri, Narrabri, Wee Waa, Community, Grants

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The Commonwealth Government’s Volunteer Grants 2016 funding round is now open.

 
As you know, volunteers participate in a diverse range of activities within our local communities including helping at local sporting events, fundraising and assisting after an emergency or natural disaster. 
 
In recognition of the valuable role all of our local volunteers play, the Coalition Government has invested $10 million in the Volunteer Grants 2016 funding round. 
 
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. The grants provide a valuable opportunity for your organisation to support its volunteers.
 
The Volunteer Grants 2016 Application Pack is available from the Department of Social Services’ website at www.dss.gov.au/grants. Alternatively, you can contact the Volunteer Grants 2016 Hotline on 1800 020 283 or email grants@dss.gov.au . I encourage you to read the Application Pack thoroughly before submitting your application.
 
Applications for Volunteer Grants 2016 close at 2pm AEDT on Tuesday, 20 December 2016.
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