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Volunteer Grants Activity – 2023–24 Volunteer Grants
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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 2023.
The 2023–24 Volunteer Grants round began 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 28 September 2023.
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, and have received an invitation to apply through GrantConnect.
Opening date for Expressions of Interest through local Federal MP - 25 July 2023
Completed MP Nomination Workbook due to the Department of Social Services - 28 September 2023
Organisations invited to apply for a Volunteer Grant - 6 November 2023
Applications close - 24 November 2023
Assessment of applications - December 2023 to March 2024
Approval of outcomes of assessment process - April 2024
Negotiations and award of grant agreements - April 2024
Notification to unsuccessful applicants - April 2024
Earliest start date of project - May 2024
End date of grant commitment - 30 June 2025
By invitation only.
- Grant Opportunity Guidelines - version 2