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2021 Volunteer Grants program open

The 2021 Volunteer Grants round is now underway in Indi with grants of between $1000 and $5000 available to support volunteers with tools and resources they need on the ground.

Groups can apply for funding to:

  • purchase eligible small equipment items for use by volunteers
  • contribute to volunteers’ fuel costs
  • contribute to transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive
  • assist with the cost of training courses for volunteers
  • undertake background screening checks for volunteers
  • conduct activities to promote awareness of, and increase participation in, volunteering opportunities
  • adapt practices to support volunteers’ safety in the current pandemic environment.

You should read the grant guidelines before you apply to work out if your organisation and your proposed activities are eligible.

The 2021 Volunteer Grants round begins with a call for expressions of interest. Helen Haines will then work with a community consultative committee to develop a list of organisations to nominate. Only these nominated organisations will receive an invitation to apply for the 2021 Volunteer Grants.

Submit your expression of interest

To apply, fill out this expression of interest form and email to

Expressions of interest close Monday, April 19, 2021.

For more information:

Telephone 03 5721 7077
Call in at 117 Murphy Street Wangaratta VIC 3677 or 79 High Street Wodonga VIC 3690.

Discover grants

Thousands of grant opportunities are available to businesses, community organisations and not-for-profit groups and individuals across Indi.

Knowing where to start and what to look for is the key. I’ve worked with successful grant recipients in my North East Victorian communities and grant experts to develop a range of How-to guides and video resources to step you through the process.

I’ve also developed Indi Funding Finder, one comprehensive on-line portal that gives you free access to the widest range of current grants. Used together, these tools are designed to help you or your organisation find the right grant and make a thorough application.

Grant resources

Here you’ll find a series of six handy ‘how-to’ guides and corresponding videos to help you or your organisation find and apply for grants.

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How-to videos

Workshop wrap-up

In August-September 2020 I hosted a series of free online grants workshops.

Grant workshop video

View the recording of the full workshop held on September 15, 2020:

Grant newsletters

My office compiles a regular newsletter called Indi Grants. Each edition updates you about current and forward funding opportunities available to Indi community organisations, not-for-profit groups and businesses.

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February 2021 edition

December 2020 edition

October 2020 edition

July 2020 bumper edition

April 2020 COVID 19 and bushfires

March 2020 edition II