The Centre for Volunteering is pleased to announce a new project partnerships program.
The Center will, through an open application process, partner with external organization on projects that will deliver advice, support and resources to help enable volunteering by members of identified groups. The projects will build the capacity of volunteer managers and VIOs to better engage these volunteers in a meaningful and respectful manner.
The identified groups included in this round are:
- A funding pool of $400,000 is available to organizations who undertake projects that seek to achieve these aims.
Project activities may include information, examples, stories, procedures and guidelines, surveys, checklists, resources, social media content, videos, case studies and training relating to the identified groups. This list is not comprehensive but designed to assist project applications and ensure proposed activities meet the Volunteer Management Activity (VMA) guidelines. Projects must be developed to support VIOs and volunteer managers across the sector, not individual volunteering programs or organizations.
Organizations should also consider the following key project outcomes before applying:
- Demonstrated working relationships with one or more of the identified groups with a codesign approach
- Understanding of barriers and enablers to volunteering for identified group(s)
- Demonstrated understanding and practices to promote inclusion
- Knowledge of capacity building approaches for volunteer-involving organisation(s)
- Able to demonstrate governance and evaluation processes in project design
- Project demonstrates consideration for promoting innovation and reducing duplication.
The following hurdle requirements are mandatory requirements that must be met by an organization in-order for the application to be considered.
- Will not be in receipt of funding for the same activity from State or Local Governments
- Is financially viable (and can be demonstrated by audited financial statements)
- Is not included in the list of organizations that did not join the National Redress Scheme5
- Adopts child safe practices and will complete a Compliance Report relating to Child Safety if required
- Has cultural competency skills (if applicable)
- Has an understanding of the volunteering sector
- Demonstrated working relationships with one or more of the identified groups
- Has no reason to believe that it is not a fit and proper entity to partner for the delivery of Australian Government funded services
- Have appropriate systems in place to meet data and reporting obligations outlined in the Management Services Agreement
- Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be willing to provide a Statement by Supplier Form (reason for not quoting an ABN). Please refer to the Australian Tax Office for further information
- Have documentation demonstrating professional indemnity and public liability insurance of at least $20 million for any one claim and an annual aggregate of $20 million.
For more information, visit The Center For Volunteering.
For more information, visit https://www.volunteering.com.au/vma/