Volunteer Grants 2021

Applications Close 16 April 2021

Expressions of interest for the 2021 Volunteers Grant are now open to community organisations and charities within Macarthur.

The Macarthur Volunteers Grant program offers grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to eligible not-for-profit community organisations. There is a wide array of what the grants can be used for, including but not limited to: 

  • Purchase eligible small equipment items for volunteers to use
  • Contribute to volunteers' fuel costs
  • Assist with the cost of training courses for volunteers
  • Undertake background screening checks for volunteers
  • Conduct activities to promote awareness of or to increase participation in volunteering opportunities
  • Adopt coronavirus supports and practices to ensure volunteer safety 

The eligibility for these grants are strict and require the following from applicants: 

  • Must be a legal entity 
  • Have a minimum of 40% of volunteers working for your organisation 
  • Be a not-for-profit organisation
  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or willing to provide a Statement by Supplier Form outlining the reason for not providing an ABN. 
  • Have an account with an Australian financial institution in the name of the organisation applying. 

For further details on eligibility, including for those seeking to apply as a Trustee or other queries, please see here: HUB MASTER TEMPLATE V1 December 2018 [Grant opportunity name] Guidelines (

Your grant request must be between $1,000 and $5,000.

Please note, expressions of interest must be submitted to my office by April 16th, 2021 by 5pm.  

If there is any way that we can be of further assistance, please contact my office on (02) 4620 0293.

Grant application