Grants now available to support Community Volunteers

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, is encouraging eligible not-for-profit organisations to apply for Federal Government Volunteer Grants of up to $5000.

There will be a total of $10 million available to community organisations around the country in this round of the Volunteer Grants program.

Last year 34 local organisations were successful in their applications, sharing in over $130,000 worth of funding.

Mr Clare said. “The Volunteer Grants program is a great way to directly support volunteers who selflessly give up their time to help people.

“Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to help eligible not-for-profit organisations purchase much-needed equipment and contribute to volunteers’ fuel costs and training courses.

“If you work for a community organisation that is eligible for this grant, give my office a call for more information about the application process.”

Last year’s grants funded a range of projects from volunteer groups including local sports clubs, churches, and charitable organisations.

Little Wings, a not-for profit organisation based at Bankstown Airport that provides flights for seriously ill children from rural Australia to undergo treatment, successfully applied for branded wind-breakers to keep volunteers dry.

Applications for 2023 Volunteer Grants are open until Monday 11 September 2023.

For further information and to apply, contact my office on 9790 2466 or via email at