Volunteer Grants 2012 recognises the valuable work of Australia's volunteers. This initiative forms part of the Australian Government's ongoing commitment to organisations whose volunteers assist disadvantaged communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.
Funding of $16 million is available to support and encourage volunteering. Eligible not-for-profit community organisations can apply for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to:
Funding is limited and applications will be assessed and prioritised according to how strongly they meet the selection criteria. The selection criteria, eligibility requirements and other essential information about Volunteer Grants 2012 are provided in the:
The online Volunteer Grants 2012 Application Form:
All completed online applications must be received by
Wednesday 25 July 2012 at 5pm AEST.
Applicants must have Adobe Reader v7.0.5 or later to use the electronic Volunteer Grants 2012 PDF Application Form. The latest version of Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free from www.adobe.com/downloads. Applicants using other PDF Reader software (e.g. Foxit) or who experience technical difficulties displaying or using the electronic PDF Application Form should call 1800 183 374 or email@example.com.
During the application period there may be short, scheduled outages to the online application facility. Notification of these system outages will be on the Department’s website.
Online application forms must not be printed, completed and submitted because this may result in important information not appearing on the printed version of the electronic application form and the application may not be able to be assessed.
A paper-based Word version of the Volunteer Grants 2012 Application Form and Application Guidelines can be requested by phoning the Volunteer Grants Hotline on 1800 183 374 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Word version allows you to type your information into the form, and then print a copy. Sign your completed paper-based Application Form and either email email@example.com or post to:
Volunteer Grants 2012
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Locked Bag 5001
TUGGERANONG BC ACT 2901
To be included in the Volunteer Grants 2012 assessment process, posted paper-based Application Forms must be postmarked no later than Wednesday 25 July 2012. Do not send additional documents, attachments or equipment quotes with your application. The Department reserves the right to request further information, if required. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
The Department uses the National Relay Service (NRS) to ensure Department contact numbers are accessible to people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.
To access the Volunteer Grants Hotline:
A ‘Questions and Answers’ facility for Volunteer Grants 2012 is available. You can email questions to the Volunteer Grants Team firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Volunteer Grants Hotline on 1800 183 374. The Department will respond to questions within five working days.
Note: A list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers is available on the Department’s website. Responses to questions of interest to all applicants may be added to the list during the application period.
An (i) help and hover box facility provides useful information to assist applicants complete the online/electronic Application Form. Section Five of the Guidelines provides information on how to complete the Volunteer Grants 2012 Application Form.
Applications close on Wednesday 25 July 2012 at 5pm AEST. Applications submitted or postmarked after this date may not be accepted.
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