Critical funding retained for volunteering support services

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Volunteering Australia and Volunteering Queensland welcome 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 support services provide volunteering information and support to individuals, volunteers, volunteer managers and volunteer-involving organisations. These services are located in metropolitan and regional areas across Australia.

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.

Read Volunteering Australia's full media release.