Volunteer Grants

Expressions of interest are now open for the 2021-2022 Volunteer Grants program for the federal electorate of Melbourne.

The Volunteer Grants program can provide funding to not-for-profit organisations. Grants are available to buy small equipment for volunteers, for the reimbursement of volunteer transport, training or background screening costs, to promote volunteer opportunities and to make your workplace COVID-safe for volunteers.

How does it work?
Grant amounts between $1,000 and $5,000 are available for local organisations.

Applications take place in two steps: first, expressions of interest are made to Adam Bandt MP. Second, following community consultation, selected applicants are invited to complete their application process with the Community Grants Hub.

Who can apply?
- Not-for-profit incorporated organisations
- Trustees applying on behalf of a Trust
- Organisations with an auspicing partner which is a legal entity

To be eligible to apply, your organisation's workforce must comprise at least 40% volunteers. 


Note: your organisation must be located within the federal electorate of Melbourne. (You can find your local electorate at the AEC website.)

What can the grants be used for?
Grants are available to buy small equipment for volunteers, for the reimbursement of volunteer transport, training or background screening costs, to promote volunteer opportunities and to make your workplace COVID-safe for volunteers.

How to apply
Submit your Expression of Interest by 5pm Monday 12 April. You can submit yours here.

Further details and full program guidelines are available here at Community Grants.

You can contact Adam's office on 9417 0759 or by email at [email protected] if you would like to discuss the program or your idea with us.

Important dates:
Expressions of interest are now open and will close at 5pm on 12 April 2021.

If your organisation is successful in getting through to the second stage of the application process, you will need to complete your online application by 20 May 2021.