Supporting our volunteers and volunteer groups
Volunteers Minister Zoe Bettison is encouraging community organisations to apply for grants of up to $3000 through the $150,000 Volunteer Support Fund.
"Community organisations do tremendous work around South Australia, which wouldn't be possible without the passion, dedication and commitment of our volunteers," she said.
"The Volunteer Support Fund provides grants of up to $3000 to community organisations which directly support and encourage the work of volunteers.
"Last year almost 100 community organisations from across metropolitan and regional areas benefited from these grants."
Grant recipients last year included:
- Eating Disorders Association of South Australia, to provide first aid and youth mental health training for volunteers
- Springton Country Fire Service Brigade, to purchase a thermal imaging camera for use by volunteers
- Salisbury East Neighbourhood Centre, to provide Child Safe Environment and Safe Food Handling Training for volunteers
- St John Ambulance South Australia, to purchase two gazebos for volunteers
- Tarcowie Landcare Group, to purchase tools and safety equipment for volunteers.
"The South Australian Government recognises the role of volunteers in our community and these grants are just one way that we provide practical support to them," Ms Bettison said.
"Grants provided through the Volunteer Support Fund can make a valuable difference to volunteer groups, and I strongly encourage eligible community-based organisations to apply."
Applications are open until 5pm, Friday 23 October 2015.
To apply, or for further information including the grant guidelines, visit the Office for Volunteers website at www.ofv.sa.gov.au/grants or call 1300 014 712.