From 1 January 2018, volunteering support services will no longer be eligible for their own pool of funding under the redesigned DSS Strong and Resilient Communities grants. Read about our campaign to protect funding for place-based volunteer support.”
Volunteering Victoria is working alongside Volunteering Australia and the other State and Territory peaks to advocate for volunteer support services funding as the Department of Social Services rolls out the new Strong and Resilient Communities grants from 1 January 2018.
Recently ProBono covered our campaign – you can read their article here. (link: https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2017/02/dismantling-volunteer-funding/)
Volunteering Australia canvassed the impact of the Strong and Resilient Communities redesign in their Federal Budget Submission, here. (link: https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/wp-content/files_mf/1485229336201718FederalPreBudgetSubmissionFINAL.pdf)
On 14 February 2017 Volunteering Australia and the State and Territory peaks hosted a bipartisan parliamentary morning tea at Australian Parliament House to connect volunteer support services with their decision makers ahead of the introduction of the Strong and Resilient Communities grants.