Volunteers and their organisations across Leichhardt will receive part of the Australian Government’s $10 million Volunteer Grants to support the crucial role that they play within our community.
The 2023-24 Volunteer Grants provide organisations with grants of between $1000 to $5000 to help organisations buy small equipment for volunteers or reimbursing volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, or support promotional activities.
Volunteering plays an important role in Australia’s social landscape as a proven pathway to get people into jobs, reduce marginalisation and increase community participation.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced $66,225 in funding available for community organisations.
“These grants are a fabulous opportunity for our local community organisations to support their volunteers and boost engagement in their initiatives and programs.”
“I strongly encourage all eligible groups to apply and to contact my office if you have any questions,” Mr Entsch said.
Volunteer Grants 2023-24:
Interested organisations can complete the Expression of Interest form here.
Expressions of Interest forms must be submitted before close of business on Friday, 8th of September 2023
All Expressions of Interest will then be considered by a local independent community consultation panel.
The panel will nominate successful EOI’s to the Department of Social Services. The Department will then invite successful EOI applicants to make a full grant application, to be completed prior to the 24th of November 2023.
Further assessment will be undertaken by the Department and successful applicants will be notified in April 2024 with grant funding payable in May 2024.