Welcome to Volunteer Skillsbank



Volunteer Skillsbank is a free matching service for volunteers and not-for-profit organisations. Our mission is to find the best volunteer roles for volunteers and the best volunteers for not-for-profit organisations. We service the Hume Region so let us help you find volunteers or a satisfying volunteer role, all you have to do is register with Volunteer Skillsbank.


Wangaratta Festival of Jazz will be here soon so stay tuned for more information if you want to be a part of this fantastic event and promote your local community.

Comming soon - online Pathways program to help you become more volunteer ready. You can do it all on line and it will be available right here.

Grants Information

1.  Yates Junior Landcare Garden Grants

The Yates Junior Landcare Garden Grants program is offering 15 grants for fun, hands-on garden projects that will help young people learn about gardening, sustainability and the natural environment.

15 grants are on offer.  Each grant is made up of $1,500 in funding, $500 of Yates garden products and a consultation with a Yates gardening expert to help bring the project to life.

To find out more visit  https://landcareaustralia.org.au/junior-landcare/grants/

Applications for the Yates Junior Landcare Garden Grants are now open and close 29 June 2017 at 5 pm.

2.  Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World

Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World is all about giving back to the community.  $150,000 annual grant pool is available to support not for profit, community groups seeking support to make the world a better place.

There are four rounds, and each quarter (round) there is a different theme.

Current Round 3 Theme is for Sport & Education

To apply,  review the criteria and if it fits, your group could be eligible to receive up to $50,000 in grants. Please see website for details and timelines.

To find out more visit  https://dreamsforabetterworld.com.au/about

Submissions close 4 August 2017

3.  Holden Home Grown Grants

The purpose of the program is for Holden to provide financial assistance to local sporting clubs and community organisations to develop their clubrooms, sporting grounds and general facilities, and invest in the growth and development of their emerging talent.

Not for Profit  sporting groups are eligible to apply.

Inspired by the power of local communities, Holden started the Home Ground Advantage grants program - to help clubs improve facilities, purchase equipment and even develop exceptional talent.

During both the summer and winter rounds, Holden award a total of $250,000 in grants. Sporting clubs can request any amount up to the full $250,000, however the average grant awarded is around  $12,500.

Home Ground Advantage grant applications will be considered for :

1.        Tangible projects Including upgrading, constructing or improving facilities, upgrading or purchasing equipment, and buying uniforms and other assets
2.        Developing exceptional talent – Including special coaching or funding for trips to compete or gain experience.

To find out more visit https://www.holden.com.au/about/home-ground-advantage#/overview

Applications close 31 August 2017

4.  CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorships

Commonwealth Bank is a proud sponsor of Australians men's and women's cricket.  For over 17 years the Commonwealth bank has sponsored the Australian women's cricket team, The Southern Stars, enabling women to be a powerful force in Cricket participation.
From July 2017, the Commonwealth Bank will be extending their partnership with Cricket in Australia with a greater focus and commitment on supporting women, indigenous, multicultural, disability and community cricket initiatives.  

To support grassroots cricket the Commonwealth Bank are offering local clubs the chance to apply for one of two year sponsorships.  If successful your club will receive a two year helping hand of $2,000 per year, brand new cricket equipment and CommBank gear like marquees for game days.

From the elite level to grassroots, the Commonwealth Bank are fostering and growing the players of the future.

Outcomes of CommBank Cricket club sponsorship applications are to be advised by August 2017.

To Find out more including grant closing dates:  please visit



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