Volunteer Small Equipment Grant Scheme 2006

Volunteer Small Equipment Grants (VSEG) – 2006

On 9 June 2006, the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Hon Mal Brough MP announced funding of $3 million for the 2006 Volunteer Small Equipment Grants (VSEG) to help Australia's volunteers support their vital work.

This funding will provide grants of up to $3,000 (GST inclusive) for community organisations to help them purchase small equipment items that will make the work of their volunteers easier, safer and/or, more enjoyable.

Volunteers make an immense contribution to our society by giving up their valuable time to help others and their own communities. Since 2001, the Australian Government has provided over $29 million in funding to assist more than 14,000 community organisations. These grants are an ongoing part of the Government's Stronger Families and Communities Strategy Ð Local Answers Initiative.

Applications close at 5pm AEST on Friday 21 July 2006.

Click here to visit the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs website for more information