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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO5848

2022-23 Volunteer Grants

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Social Services
Close Date & Time:
5-Dec-2022 9:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
301000 - Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Not-for-Profits Infrastructure
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive


The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a closed, non-competitive process to apply for a Volunteer Grant under the Families and Communities Program – Volunteer Grants Activity in 2022.  

The 2022-–23 Volunteer Grants round begins with a call for Expressions of Interest with your local Member of Parliament (MP) using a community committee to develop a list of organisations to nominate. Following the Expression of Interest process, the MPs nominate organisations to receive an invitation to apply. The nomination period closed on 7 October 2022. 

The Volunteer Grants Activity is an element of the Families and Communities Program, which aims to strengthen relationships, support families, improve wellbeing of children and young people, reduce the cost of family breakdown and strengthen family and community functioning.

The objectives of Volunteer Grants are to: 

  • help community organisations to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers
  • help community organisations to support the inclusion of vulnerable people through volunteering
  • encourage, support and increase participation in volunteering.

The intended outcome of the activity is to strengthen community functioning by increasing participation in volunteering.


To be eligible to apply you must be an organisation that has been nominated by your Federal MP, receive an invitation to apply and meet the eligibility criteria outlined in section 4.1 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.


Grant Activity Timeframe:

Opening date for Expressions of Interest through local Federal Member of Parliament (MP) - 5 August 2022

Complete MP Nomination Workbook due to the Department of Social Services - 7 October 2022 

Organisations invited to apply for a Volunteer Grant - 15 November 2022

Applications close - 5 December 2022

Assessment of applications - 6 December 2022 to early April 2023

Approval of outcomes of assessment process - May 2023

Negotiations and award of grant agreements - June 2023

Notification to unsuccessful applicants - June 2023

Earliest start date of project - June 2023

End date of grant commitment - 30 June 2024

Instructions for Application Submission:

By invitation only

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283