Aug 17


The Australian Government, through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) have $21 million available for the Volunteer Grants 2009 scheme and Australian Apple User Groups should be eligible to apply.

In fact, the Bellarine Mac Users Group have successfully applied, and been granted thousands of dollars in funding, under the last two Volunteer Grants schemes. Information about the other successful organisations in the Volunteer Grants Program 2008 can also be viewed.

Volunteer Grants 2009 provides funding for eligible non-profit organisations to support their volunteers and encourage volunteering by:

  • purchasing practical and tangible small equipment items to help volunteers; and/or
  • contributing towards the reimbursement of volunteers’ fuel costs incurred when carrying out their volunteering work, including those who use their cars to transport others to activities, deliver food and assist people in need.

Organisations can apply for grant funding from a minimum of $1,000 up to a maximum of $5,000. Funding is limited and applications will be assessed and prioritised according to how strongly they meet the selection criteria. The selection criteria, eligibility criteria and other essential information about Volunteer Grants 2009 are provided in the Volunteer Grants 2009 Application Guidelines

Applications close Friday, 25 September 2009 at 5pm AEST. Applications submitted or postmarked after this date may not be accepted.

For more information and the application form visit the Volunteer Grants 2009 website.

[Thanks to David Morrison of MacTalk Hunter for advising me that the Volunteer Grants 2009 scheme had opened.]

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