National Volunteer Week Grants

Volunteering WA, with generous support from Lotterywest, is offering volunteer involving organisations around the State a fantastic opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $1000 to organise an event which recognises and thanks volunteers during National Volunteer Week which will be held on 20-26 May 2019.

This year the theme for National Volunteer Week is “Making a world of difference.”


Please read the guidelines below before applying for a grant. The guidelines contain all the information you need to know.

NVW Grant Guidelines

Sample letter for multiple organisation application

Event suggestions and feedback

Below are some ideas you may like to consider for your event and feedback from previous grant recipients. Of course, you are also welcome to come up with your own unique idea.

NVW Event Suggestions

NVW Group Event Suggestions



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Quote from EdConnect

"My thanks also for that lovely afternoon tea get together last Wednesday. It was a treat to share our experiences with you and all of the others. Whilst we go about our volunteering alone we are reminded that we are part of a very large volunteer family with a shared common interest that bonds us together."

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Quote from Umbrella

"We strongly believe that it's very important to acknowledge and celebrate their role in our community and this was a great way to do it. Thank you for making it possible."

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Closing date

The closing date for applications is Sunday 10 March 2019.


Volunteering Australia produce a range of merchandise for National Volunteer Week. The release date of the 2019 merchandise is still to be confirmed but if you did want to include merchandise as part of your application you can get an idea of the budget needed from their 2018 stock (note the original price, not the sale price) listed in the Volunteering Australia shop.

Application form

Sorry, applications for 2019 have closed.

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