Australian Volunteers Program Impact Fund

Small grants to support our partners with their vital work.

Small grants can make a big difference.

The Impact Fund offers 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, such as gender equality and climate action.

We believe small grants can make a big difference.

The next round will open in September - stay tuned for more!

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.

Explore more resources.

  • Applicant Guidelines. We have provided an overview of the application and assessment process. Versions available in EnglishIndonesianTetum, and Vietnamese.
  • What you need to report on. We require our grantees to report on project activities. Learn more here.
  • Previous Impact Fund recipients. We've supported over 200 partner organisations to deliver over 300 projects in support of local communities in 26 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Read about successful Impact Fund projects here or view some wonderful pictures from our grantees below.
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Workers at Friends of the National Parks Foundation release a rehabilitated wild animal into a beautiful protected green zone in Indonesia.
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An artisan at social enterprise Gone Rural, crafts a beautiful, versatile and structurally sound basket in eSwatini.
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Staff at QuadPara Association of Western Cape during a campaign for the rights of people with disability in South Africa.
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Na i Soqosoqo Vakamarama i Taukei Cakaudrove plan a session on building and enhancing disaster resilience for rural Fijian women.
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Samoan firefighters and an Australian paramedic exchange expertise at the Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority in Apia.
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Officers at the National Biodiversity Centre check the fruits of Mulberry at the Bhutan Royal Botanical Garden in Thimphu.
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Vietnam Women's Museum delivers a thought-provoking exhibition on corruption.