Australian Volunteers Program Impact Fund

Grants to support our partners with their vital work.

Round 5 of the Impact Fund is now closed

This round is seeking to fund projects that support Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) or the overall strengthening of a partner organisation.

  • Grants are up to AUD$10,000.
  • This round closed on April 19, 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

This round is open to all current and past organisations who have hosted a volunteer. Funds are only available for projects in the countries in which AVP currently operates that have not graduated from ODA.

To read more about eligibility and the application process for each round, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page

Need help? Read through our Round 5 guidelines and watch the grant writing webinar below on how to create a strong grant application. For guidance on how to complete an application, read over this example application form

If you have an idea for a grant but still have questions or need help, please reach out to the Impact Fund team or your in-country team for any additional support.

Watch this webinar for tips on grant writing

In this webinar, our Grants Coordinator provides practical tips on how to successfully apply for a grant.

Small grants make a big difference

In recent years the Impact Fund has supported partner organisations to deliver projects and activities in support of their local communities. 

  • Round 1: Social Inclusion (November 2019)
  • Round 2: COVID19 Response and Recovery (May 2020)
  • Round 3: GEDSI and Climate Action (March 2021)
  • Round 4: Assignment Support (November 2021)

To learn more about previous projects for each round, read about past participants here.

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Engineers Without Borders delivered activities to build the technical and professional capacity of women engineers. [Timor-Leste - 2021]
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Engineers Without Borders aimed to reduce women’s professional isolation, build confidence and provide a network. [Timor-Lester 2021]
AFTER The new facilities at Mbokomu
The Girls Livelihood and Mentorship Initiative (GLAMI) constructed new washroom facilities at the Mbokomu Secondary School. [Tanzania 2021]
Presentation of GBGB Oddar Meanchey
The Eye Care Foundation provided training and equipment for eye health professionals to engage in COVID-19 safe practices. [Cambodia 2021]
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The Asia Injury Prevention Foundation supported the production and allocation of face masks to Cambodian factory workers [Cambodia 2021]