2023-24 Volunteer Grants Program


Expressions of interest for the 2023-24 Volunteer Grant Program are now open to eligible not-for-profit community organisations across Lyons. - FILL IN THE FORM HERE.

Expressions of interest will close at 11:59pm AEDST Sunday 10 September 2023.

Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 are available for projects such as:

  • Purchasing eligible small equipment items for use by volunteers;
  • Contributing to volunteers’ fuel costs for voluntary duties;
  • Contributing to transport costs for volunteers with disability unable to drive;
  • Assisting with the cost of training courses for volunteers;
  • Undertaking background screening checks for volunteers;
  • Conducting activities to promote awareness and participation in volunteering;
  • Adapting practices to support volunteers’ safety in the pandemic environment.

The range of eligible entities is broad and includes (but is not limited to) incorporated not-for-profit community and environmental groups, schools, and sporting clubs. Check the guidelines to determine your entity’s eligibility.

If your organisation is an unincorporated association, a person connected to your organisation will be required to assume personal legal liability. The person will be legally liable for the delivery of the funded activity, expenditure of funds and any other associated obligations arising from the grant agreement.

To submit a proposal, first read the guidelines to check your eligibility. Please call my Southern Electorate Office on (03) 6263 3721 or my Northern Electorate Office on (03) 6398 1115 if you have further questions.



Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) Grants 

Small and medium businesses in [insert electorate] are encouraged to apply for an Australian Government grant of up to $3 million to bring commercial ideas to life.

The Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) scheme supports partnerships between SMEs and research organisations.

Round 15 is open to all industry sectors, with a focus on the Circular Economy, National Reconstruction Fund and Science and Research priorities.

This round closes on 14th September. for more information, visit: www.business.gov.au/crc-p



Securing Faith-Based Places Grant Program 

This grant provides $40 million over four years to improve security at religious schools and preschools, places of worship and faith-based community centres.

Applications are now open. This program is open, competitive and merit-based. Eligible organisations can apply for grants between $25,000 and $500,000 to address risks of crime and violence resulting from religious and racial intolerance. More information is available online HERE.


Saving Native Species (Priority Species) Grants

The Albanese Government is investing $20 million in community grants to help protect and recover 110 species prioritised under our Threatened Species Action Plan.

Grants between $20,000 to $500,000 are available to local government, community groups, and First Nations organisations to help recover populations of threatened plants and animals.  

Further information is available at Business Grants Hub and Saving Native Species - DCCEEW Applications close 5pm AEST on 7 September 2023.


Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association Grants Program 2023-24

Funding is available through two categories.

Category one - grants of up to $7,000 for tools, equipment, men’s health, including mental health and wellbeing initiatives, members training and community initiatives.

Category two – grants of up to $20,000 for capital works.

More information, including grant guidelines, can be found here.


Tasmanian Community Fund 2023 Community Infrastructure Grants

Applications for the Tasmanian Community Fund 2023 Community Infrastructure Grants open this Saturday 5 August.



Tasmanian Active Infrastructure Grants

Under this program small grants of $25,000 to $70,000 and large grants $70,001 to $500,000 are available for community sporting infrastructure upgrades and construction