Project-based Volunteer Management Activity Grant

Applications open until 4.00pm 18 April 2023

The focus areas of the Australian Government's Volunteer Management Activity (VMA) are:

  1. To build the capacity of volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) through online volunteer management information, training and resources.
  2. Provide services to build the capacity of volunteer-involving organisations to break down barriers to volunteering for one or more identified priority group, and if deemed the most effective approach, provide face-to-face services to support these groups to participate in volunteering. These priority groups include:
    • First Nations People
    • People with Disability 
    • Newly Arrived Migrants
    • Vulnerable Women
    • Youth
    • Unemployed

Volunteering WA seeks to fund successful projects, through a process of application and panel review, that aim to provide/develop activities/support/resources to help break down barriers to volunteering faced by one or more of the six identified priority groups.  This must occur by supporting volunteer managers and volunteer involving organisations to build their capacity to engage and support priority group volunteers in a meaningful and respectful manner. 

Volunteering WA had made available a grants pool to organisations, who can undertake projects that seek to achieve the aims. From 2022-2026, there will be a total pool of $300,000 available annually for project grants. Intersectional projects (focusing on more than one (1) priority group), are also encouraged.

Proposed projects must not exceed twelve (12) months in length but can be less than this. Should your proposed project have stages/phases that exceed 12 months, these should be detailed for consideration for funding in subsequent years. 

Key Dates



7 March 2023

Project Based Grants applications opened

18 April 2023

Project Based Grant applications close 4pm (WST)

10 June 2023

Successful Project Based funding applications advised

17 June 2023

Final documentation and contracts issued to successful applicants

1 July 2023

Projects commence

To assist with your application please read the following

Applicants are encouraged to speak to the VMA Grants Coordinator Desiree Walsh before submitting and/or to attend one of the Information sessions). 

To submit

After familiarising yourself with the Guidelines, please complete and return the following application form