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Applications now open for Volunteer Training Grants

2014-02-13

Volunteer groups are being encouraged to apply for funding under the latest round of the Volunteer Training Grants program.

Minister for Volunteers Tony Piccolo said $100,000 was on offer to volunteer resource centres, councils, training providers and not-for-profit incorporated community organisations.

"Volunteers do tremendous work in our community, and this grants program is about recognising this work and ensuring both volunteers and volunteer managers have access to the training they need to build on this work," he said.

"Through these grants, volunteers and managers can help build their skills and their knowledge to further enhance the work they do in the community."

Mr Piccolo said eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to $10,000 to deliver training to support local volunteers and volunteer managers.

He said funding can be used towards training courses, provider fees and learning resources specifically for the funded training courses.

"The program helps to meet the identified training needs of local communities and services," he said.

"There are many diverse volunteering roles in the community which will benefit from a greater skills base.

"The program can fund training courses covering a wide range of topics, including governance, counselling, risk management, and working with vulnerable people."

Organisations from rural and remote areas of South Australia are encouraged to apply.

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 7 March 2014.

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