Australian Government funding is now available for organisations to apply for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to help with the 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 the costs of fuel, training, background security checks and transport for volunteers with a 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 thier volunteers have access to digital and electronic equipment.
Funding is expected to be offered to around 5,700 organisations as a result of this process, with grants to be paid by 30 June 2016.
Applications close at 2:00pm AEDT on 9 December 2015.
For further information about eligibility and how to apply, visit the Department website at:
Councillor for Wynnum Manly