The Volunteer Grants 2010 closing 16 April
The Volunteer Grants 2010 are now available but they close on Friday April 16th April. EVERY community group should apply as the success rate of groups receiving funding is quite high!
The Volunteer Grants 2010 ($1000 to $5000)is open for all not for profit groups and applications can be made for items on the list below. The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs opened the Volunteer Grants 2009.
Funding is available to eligible non-profit organisations to purchase practical and tangible small equipment items to assist their volunteers, and/or to contribute towards reimbursement of fuel costs (up to $2500) incurred by volunteers in their volunteering work, including those who use their cars to transport others to activities, deliver food and assist people in need.
Most commonly requested items;
Air-conditioner/evaporative cooler (incl. installation)
Barbeque/incl. initial gas bottle only
Background Checks for volunteers
Public address system (portable)
Brooms/mops/cleaning etc (not products)
Shed (small garden only - demountable)
Cash register (portable)
Stereo/CD player (portable small audio equipment)
Computer/Laptop/External hard drive (incl. operating software)
Computer software (non-operating)
Cupboard/cabinet (demountable/not structural)
Dishwasher (incl. installation)
Training Courses (recognised preferred)
Esky/cooler/thermos/hot and cold pack
Fire extinguisher/fire blanket
The grant is open from now to April 16 2010 at 5:00pm. For more information on eligibility, applications guidelines and to apply click here.