Australian Volunteers Program Impact Fund

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Australian Volunteers

Required Skill: Training and Capacity Building
Sector: Inclusion
Last date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Country: Australia

Detailed Description

Applications for Australian Volunteers Program Impact Fund are now open to fund projects that support Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) or the overall strengthening of a partner organisation.

This initiative is intended to help strengthen the capacity and work of existing partner organisations during a time when the program is unable to provide the usual volume of support through in country volunteer assignments.

Priority Areas

The application process will be competitive. Priority will be given to those applications that support a global spread and meet the criteria including program values and priorities:

  • Build capacity
  • Ensure sustainable outcomes
  • Are ethically sound
  • Link clearly to the broader work of your organisation.
  • Demonstrate the value of volunteering

As an organisation that advocates for the value of volunteering, a desirable quality of the application will be the involvement of volunteers in your project. This can include:

  • An Australian Volunteer in-country
  • An Australian Volunteer working remotely from Australia
  • A past Australian Volunteer who you really loved working with, or;
  • local volunteers

Funding Information

  • The Australian Volunteers Program Impact Fund offers small grants of up to AUD$10,000 to partner organisations of the program.
  • In total the available funding for 2021-22 Australian Volunteers Impact Fund is AUD$700,000. Other parameters of the grants are:
  • Funding amount for each grant will be up to AUD$10,000
  • Projects must be implemented between 30 June 2022, or from when funds are received, and 30 June 2023
  • All costs associated with the proposed project or costs should be included in the budget (eg. anticipated International bank fees)

Please note: Grants are made in AUD. Due to exchange rate fluctuations there may be a discrepancy between the equivalent value of your local currency at the time of application and the time of funds transfer.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current or past partner organisations who have hosted a volunteer, including a remote volunteer.
  • Partner organisations who meet all due diligence requirements as is required for all active partner organisations of the Australian Volunteers Program
  • Partner organisations who can demonstrate they have successfully managed funding/grants in the last five years


  • Individuals
  • Partner organisations who cannot meet due diligence requirements


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