VOLUNTEER GRANTS 2021
I am pleased to advise the 2021 Volunteer Grants round is open for Expression of Interest from 18 March. Never has there been a more important time to give recognition to our wonderful volunteers.
These grants of between $1000 and $5000 recognise the valuable role of volunteers in the Hotham electorate. Grants are available to eligible volunteer organisations to support the efforts of volunteers, and encourage, support and increase participation in volunteering.
This is a two-stage grant program:
- All Expressions of Interest will be considered by the Hotham Community Consultation Committee and it will officially nominate a number of eligible organisations to progress through to the Department of Social Services.
- The Department will then select from these nominations the organisations to apply formally for the grant. The Department will make the final assessment of each formal grant application.
To be eligible, you must be a legal entity, an Australian not-for-profit organisation with an ABN, and volunteers must represent at least 40 per cent of the organisation’s members.
Grant money must be used to support volunteers through practical measures such as the purchase of small equipment items, transport costs, contributions towards the cost of training, and conduct activities to promote awareness of, and increase participating in volunteering opportunities.
If you wish to be considered for nomination for a 2021 Volunteer Grant please complete the Expression of Interest form linked below. It is a fillable form, able to be completed on a computer and emailed. Or the form can be printed and returned to my office. All Expressions of Interest must be received by 10am on Monday 12 April, 2021. Please email the competed form to [email protected]
Organisations chosen for nomination will be notified by my office, and then lodged with the Department of Social Services. The Department will then be in direct contact with each nominated organisation regarding progressing to a formal application.
I encourage you to check the Community Grants website for further details and I look forward to receiving your Expression of Interest.
With kind regards,