Volunteering and Community Connectedness
A new ‘Volunteering and Community Connectedness’ funding stream brings together three existing programs: Volunteer Management Activity, Volunteer Grants and the Strong and Resilient Communities Activity.
- Allocated funds are $79,481 000 (2021-22), $61,948 000 (2022-23), $61,806 000 (2023-24) and
$56,669 000 (2024-25).
- DSS have confirmed that funds for Volunteer Grants have been allocated at circa $10 p.a. to 2024-25 and the Volunteer Management Activity at circa $6 million p.a. plus indexation to 2024-25 ($33.5 million over five years).
- A further $6.6 million has been allocated to the Volunteer Management Activity in 2021-22 to support the re-design of the scheme.
- A one-off sum of $3.4 million has been allocated to develop and improve volunteer management IT infrastructure.
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