Date: March 27, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Volunteer Grant Applications now open

The Australian Government&aposs 2013 Volunteer Grants are now open. These grants are a great way to ensure the volunteers involved in your MYGolf program have the necessary training and resources to effectively deliver the program at your club. Volunteer Grants 2013 recognises the valuable work of Australia&aposs volunteers. This initiative forms part of the Australian Government&aposs ongoing commitment to organisations whose volunteers assist disadvantaged communities and encourage invlusion 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: Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help their volunteers Contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs for their volunteers who use their own car to transport others to activities, deliver food, assist with medical appointments or help people in need Contribute to the reimbursement of transport costs incurred by volunteers with disability who are unable to drive Contribute to the cost of training courses and/or undertake background screening checks for their volunteers. Applications close on Wednesday 24 April 2013 at 5pm AEST. Click here for more information on how to submit an application.