VMA Project-Based Grant Information


The aim of the project-based grants is to break down barriers to volunteering faced by one or more of
the six identified priority groups:

• People with disability
• First Nations people
• Newly-arrived migrants
• Vulnerable women
• Young people aged 12-18
• People who are unemployed
• Intersectional projects (focussing on more than one (1) priority group), are also encouraged.

Project outcomes are expected to be shared to build sector-wide capacity to support these priority
groups to engage in volunteering.

In 2024/ 25 there will be a total pool of $300,000 available for projects that seek to achieve these aims.
This total pool aims reach all six priority groups with a mix of regional, rural, remote and metro

Project Eligibility

  • Engaging volunteers from one or more priority groups.
  • Developing models/ resources that can build sector-wide capacity.
  • Organisations that can demonstrate a working relationship with one of more of the priority groups.

Purpose of Grants

  • Increase diversity & inclusion in the volunteer sector.
  • Break down barriers to volunteering for priority groups.
  • Promote best practice & innovation.
  • Reach regional & rural areas.
  • Foster cross-sector collaboration.

Key Dates

Key Dates
28th March 2024

Opening date

April 2nd (11am-12)

April 16th (2-3pm) 2024

Online information sessions. Register here.

28th April 2024

Project Based Grant applications close midnight (WST)

Grant Period

1 July 2024 – 30 June 2025

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