Giving back to our volunteers

The 2019-20 Volunteer Grants program is now underway! You might have heard a bit about this program already, and I’d like to let you know how the grants process will work in Cowan.


Under the Volunteer Grants program, not-for-profit organisations where at least 40% of staff are volunteers are eligible for a Commonwealth grant.This funding can be used for a range of activities or expenditures that support the volunteers in your group – for a full list of eligible activities, please consult these Grant Opportunity Guidelines. (HINT: Check out Appendix A for a list of things an organisation can apply for!)

Further information is also available at


Unfortunately, because the Coalition Government has limited the funding available per electorate to $66,000, there is a limit to the number of expressions of interest that I can recommend. 

Currently, my office is in the process of finalising the applicants for the 2019 - 20 Round. Stay tuned for the successful applicants to be announced!