Volunteer training grants to assist SA community organisations
Volunteer groups wanting to train staff are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $10,000 as part of the latest round of the Volunteer Training Grants program.
Volunteers Minister Zoe Bettison said South Australian organisations can apply for funding to train both volunteers and volunteer managers.
"A total of $100,000 is available to South Australian volunteer resource centres, councils, qualified training providers and not-for-profit incorporated community organisations," Ms Bettison said.
"These grants will contribute to the costs of training to help volunteers and volunteer managers get the skills and qualifications they need.
"Volunteers play a vital role in keeping our communities thriving. Improving access to training ensures they can continue to provide outstanding service to their community.
"The passion, dedication and commitment of our volunteers is essential to the operation of many community organisations."
Ms Bettison said there are more than 900,000 volunteers in South Australia who contribute an estimated 1.7 million volunteer hours each week across the state.
"The State Government is committed to expanding learning and development opportunities for people who volunteer their time and expertise to deliver important services across South Australia," she said.
"Grants provided through the Volunteer Training Grants can make a valuable difference to volunteer groups and I strongly encourage eligible organisations to apply.
"Grants can be used for training courses covering a wide range of topics including community mentoring, emergency relief, and child safe environments."
The guidelines and online application form are available from the Office for Volunteers website at www.ofv.sa.gov.au. For more information call 1300 014 712.
Applications close 5pm, Friday 13 March 2015.