The 2021 Go Back<>Give Back initiative

Support your partner organisation remotely with a $10,000 grant, and help deliver a project that supports their development goals.

Announcing the 2021 Go Back<>Give Back initiative! How would $10,000 help your partner organisation?
Lend a hand through our Go Back<>Give Back initiative and help deliver a project remotely from your home.

Applications for the 2021 Go Back<>Give Back initiative have now closed. The 10 winners will be announced on Friday 28 May 2021.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Returned Australian Volunteer Network’s Go Back<>Give Back initiativeWe are excited to continue to build on the success of th2015 Host Organisation Revisited Competition and the 2018 and 2019-20 RAVN Go Back<>Give Back Competitions, to recognise and celebrate the ongoing connections between Australian Volunteers Program alumni and partner organisations.  

With COVID-19 currently preventing safe international travel, we are unable to send alumni winners to ‘go back’ to their partner organisations in personInstead, alumni winners will support their partner organisation remotely (from Australia) to deliver their project together. 

We are offering five grants of AUD$10,000 for partner organisations through the 2021 RAVN Go Back<>Give Back initiative. We have also made applying more streamlined by using the online grants platform SmartyGrants. This purpose-built grants management platform allows both you and your partner organisation to co-develop a project idea together online.  

The entry guide (below) will help you to understand whether you and your partner organisation are eligible, and contains detailed information on applying as well as the application link.

Best of luck to all applicants!

Chelsey Parish,

RAVN Manager, Australian Volunteers Program

Download the entry guide

Please read this entry guide carefully before beginning your application in Smarty Grants. It is designed to help you make a compelling and complete grant application. IT CONTAINS THE APPLICATION LINK.
Entry Guide 220 KB

Key information:

  • Five grants of AUD$10,000 are availble
  • You must apply through SmartyGrants
  • Alumni will support their partner organisation remotely (from Australia)
  • Applications open at 7am Monday 1 March 2021
  • Applications close at 9am Monday 12 April 2021
  • Winners announced Friday 28 May 2021
  • Projects to be completed from July to October 2021

Be inspired by past winners:

Find out about the 2019-20 winners’ projects, and watch below how the 2018 winners were able to go and give back to their partner organisations. *Please note, alumni must support their partner oganisation remotely (from Australia) for the 2021 Go Back<>Give Back initiative.