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Volunteering sector retains designated funding for Volunteering Support Services

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Volunteering Australia welcomes the news delivered by the Department of Social Services that funding for the Volunteer Management Program will be reinstated, following our Tower of Strength campaign.

Under this Activity, $19.95 million in funding is dedicated to Volunteer Management Activity from 1 January 2018 until 30 June 2021.

Volunteering Australia CEO Adrienne Picone said, “We are delighted that through our sector-led campaign, we have retained designated funding for Volunteering Support Services. Volunteering Australia’s Tower of Strength campaign highlighted the vital role that Volunteering Support Services provide in promoting sustainable volunteering programs.”

The Department of Social Services has also announced, the Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) grants round has opened.

You can read our full media release on the announcement here.


Response to Tax Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Reform Opportunities

Volunteering Australia have provided a letter of endorsement of the Community Council for Australia (CCA) submission on Tax Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Reform Opportunities.


Volunteering Australia calls for tougher legislative instruments to enshrine the rights of volunteers

Read our full statement calling for more robust mechanisms to enshrine and protect the rights of  volunteers.

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