Grants and Funding Programs

There are several opportunities throughout the year to apply for grants or scholarships and we encourage you to check our website regularly or follow us on Facebook.

See various grants below.

2022-23 Volunteer Grants (EOIs closed)

Who can apply

To be eligible to apply you must be an organisation that has minimum 40% volunteers in your workforce, been nominated by your Federal MP, and receive an invitation to apply through GrantConnect - see organisation eligibility on page 7 of the Grant Guidelines

The Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants Program 2022/2023 is accepting expressions of interest. Volunteer Grants are between $1,000 and $5,000 and available to local not-for-profits to assist them in supporting volunteers and increasing participation in volunteering, especially amongst vulnerable people.

Organisations can apply for grants between the value of $1,000 and $5,000 to support the efforts of their volunteers. The grants can be used to buy small equipment for volunteers, or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, or to purchase items that help promote awareness of volunteering opportunities.

Organisations nominated by their local MP will be invited by the Department of Social Services Community Grants Hub on 15 November 2022 to submit an application by the closing date of 5 December 2022. All assessments and funding decisions are undertaken by the Department of Social Services who will notify applicants of the outcome in June 2023.

For additional information please contact your local MP or visit GrantConnect.

Grant: Promotion and Marketing of Volunteering in WA

Who can apply

Volunteer resource and service organisations in Western Australia. That is:

  • Volunteer Resource Centres (VRC);
  • Local Government Associations promoting volunteering generally within their community; or
  • Community Resource Centres (CRC) undertaking volunteer resource services.

Grant funding will be available to identified volunteer service organisations for projects that increase awareness and uptake of volunteering in Western Australia.

The $100,000 Promotion and Marketing of Volunteering in Western Australia Grants Program will be funded by the Department of Communities and administered by Volunteering WA.

Funding of up to $5,000 will be available to volunteer service organisations and local governments, supporting local solutions that actively promote the value of volunteering to the local community.

Grants can be used for marketing and promotion activities that promote the value of volunteering to a local community, which could include the design and development of resources or marketing strategies, awareness raising activities, matching services and providing information online and via social media.

These grants intend to improve recruitment and grow volunteer numbers, with further purpose to attract a broader range of volunteers.

Funding can be used to encourage greater diversity in volunteering roles, and the utilisation of partnerships with corporate volunteers and local community organisations is encouraged.

Applications close 5:00pm Friday 30 September. 

Grant: Volunteering WA Research Grant Program 2022-23

Volunteering WA, with the support of the Volunteering WA Research Committee, has established an annual volunteering grant program for Western Australian researchers.    

The program objectives are to:

  • facilitate connections between researchers, Volunteering WA and their members;
  • enable Volunteering WA to find answers to pertinent research questions;
  • facilitate students / Early Career Researchers to engage with Volunteering WA and volunteer involving organisations; and
  • grow Western Australia’s capacity for volunteering research.

To apply: Read the Grant Guidelines including essential criteria in Attachment 1 (Download PDF document | Download Word document). Submissions should address the essential criteria and be sent to meredith@volunteeringwa.org.au by 5pm on Friday 4 November 2022.

See further detail and the current funded projects. To register your interest in future funding, please join our Volunteer Researcher Network by visiting this link.

Grant: National Volunteer Week 

Supported by Lotterywest, each year during National Volunteer Week in May, Volunteering WA  offers grants of up to $1,000 to be used for  organisations  to celebrate their volunteers. 

Volunteer Management Activity - Project Based Grants 2022 - 2026

Applications closed 27 May 2022 - view the 2022-23 Recipients

Volunteering WA was pleased to announce new volunteer management projects based grants available for the 2022-23 year. Successful projects commenced from July 1st 2022- 30th June 2023. 

Sector Grants

Grant directories 

Local support

  • Local Councils – generally small grants that are easy to apply for.
  • Government departments
  • Peak Body organisations
  • Regional Volunteer Resource Centres
  • Large corporations

Volunteering WA Grant Writing Workshops

Do you need help writing a winning grant?

Enquire about our popular two hour Grant Writing Workshop or see our upcoming workshop dates.

Please note that we also promote other grants through our newsletters and social media.