Volunteer Week Micro Grants

Volunteer Week Micro Grants
Please note that the 2024 Volunteer Week Micro Grants are closed as of Thursday 11 April due to the program being fully subscribed. Applicants will hear back from the Council over the next few weeks. For any enquiries please contact communityevents@federationcouncil.nsw.gov.au.


Celebrate National Volunteer Week Your Way!

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, Federation Council is offering twenty grants of $250 to not-for-profits, organisations or schools with a volunteer branch or committee, 355 committees, clubs and community groups to assist with commemorating and appreciating their volunteers' contributions.

The Volunteer Week Micro Grants will allow groups to celebrate National Volunteer Week their way, and can be used to fund a range of gratitude celebrations such as afternoon teas, certificates of appreciation or award presentations, outings, luncheons, a barbeque, or even go towards training and development.

Applications are assessed on an ongoing rolling basis, until funds are expended. As a non-competitive application process, submissions will be assessed on if they meet the eligibility requirements. At the conclusion of individual assessments, applicants will be notified via email if they were successful or not. Federation Council will publish the list of successful applicants on our platforms during National Volunteer Week.

Applications via the online form below are open from Tuesday 2nd April 2024 and close COB Monday 22nd April 2024. General enquiries about the Volunteer Week Micro Grants can be sent to communityevents@federationcouncil.nsw.gov.au.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Activities or events funded by the grant must be undertaken during National Volunteer Week, 20 – 26 May 2024.
  2. Activities or events funded by the grant must be undertaken within the geographical boundaries of the Federation Council.
  3. The organisation must be demonstrably active and have five or more volunteers who will benefit from the Volunteer Week Micro Grant. 
  4. The organisation must have a significant presence in Federation Council consisting of having volunteers who reside in Federation Council; and/or provide a tangible and significant benefit to the Federation Council community.
  5. The organisation must not have any outstanding acquittals with Federation Council, excluding Round One and Two of the 2023/2024 Federation Community Grants Program.
  6. Successful applicants must complete and submit a simple acquittal form by 9th June 2024 to share the outcomes of their event or activity, which Council can then use for promotional purposes and assessment of the program.
  7. Successful recipients must acknowledge Council’s support in all promotional material developed for the event or activity.
  8. Grant recipients must be prepared to register as a creditor of the Federation Council to receive their funding.