Volunteer Support Fund applications now open
Monday 08 September 2014
Local South Australian volunteer organisations are encouraged to apply for State Government grants of up to $3000 with applications for the Volunteer Support Fund now open.
Volunteers Minister Zoe Bettison said the grants help provide support for volunteer training and resources.
"Our community organisations do a tremendous job and this would not be possible without the passion, dedication and commitment of our volunteers," Ms Bettison said.
"Each year more than 70 per cent of our population selflessly donate their time and energy in some way to our community.
"The State Government recognises how essential our volunteers are to maintaining connected communities and these grants are aimed at continuing this great South Australian tradition.
"The Volunteer Support Fund recognises the role of volunteers in the community by providing grants which encourage volunteering and help volunteers in their endeavours.
"Grants provided through the Volunteer Support Fund can make a valuable difference to volunteer groups, and I strongly encourage eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations to apply."
Last year almost 100 community organisations from across metropolitan and regional areas received grants from the Volunteer Support Fund.
Some of the successful grant recipients in 2013 included:
- The Aldinga Community Centre - to provide first aid, manual handling, child safe and
- Beach Road Artworks - to buy a computer, laminator, whiteboard and water cooler
- Meals on Wheels (Campbelltown Branch) - to buy GPS units
- The Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of SA - to purchase iPads for training
- Wetland Habitats Trust - to buy a first aid kit and provide first aid training.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 24 October 2014. To view the grant guidelines or to apply online visit the Office for Volunteers website at www.ofv.sa.gov.au/grants