Australian Volunteers Program Impact Fund
Small grants to support our partners with their vital work.
Impact Fund is now open for applications.
We are excited to announce the Impact Fund is now open for applications until Friday 28 April.
The Australian Volunteers Program has a strong and active commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment, which is central to achieving more equitable outcomes, and underlies the program’s development objectives to promote and protect human rights. That’s why, this round, the Impact Fund is seeking to identify and fund projects on gender equality.
We encourage you to explore our available resources below, and hope you'll consider submitting an application this round.
Small grants can make a big difference.
The Impact Fund offers small grants of up to AUD$10,000 to partner organisations of the Australian Volunteers Program. The grants program is intended to help strengthen the capacity of partner organisations and support the progress of their development objectives in key priority areas.
We believe small grants can make a big difference.
If you're keen to get started, we recommend reading our Applicant Guidelines which provide an overview of the application and assessment process.
Available in English, Indonesian, Tetum, and Vietnamese.
Explore more resources.
Read our FAQ.
Watch a webinar.
Enjoy our new grant-writing series.
In this new animated series, we hope to empower you to write great grants. These videos are the perfect starting point for developing a grant application. Please enjoy the videos - also available with Indonesian, Tetum and Vietnamese subtitles - and we hope that they may encourage you to submit a grant application to the Impact Fund in the near future.
Creating impact in local communities.
The Impact Fund has supported over 200 partner organisations to deliver over 300 projects in support of local communities in 26 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Projects have spanned a range of priority areas including gender equality, disability and social inclusion, climate action, COVID-19 response and recovery, organisational strengthening, and volunteer assignment support!
Read about successful Impact Fund projects here or view some wonderful pictures from our Impact Fund recipients below.