Australian Government funding is now available for organisations to apply for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to help with 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 for costs of fuel, training, background security checks and transport for volunteers with 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 their volunteers have access to digital and electronic equipment.
Further information on how to apply for the funding is available at www.dss.gov.au/grants