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Volunteering Australia (VA) has responded to the Department of Social Services’ proposed Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) grants program, saying it was extremely concerned about the program’s impact on Volunteering Support Services. Volunteering Australia said the changes would raise the level of funding insecurity for Volunteering Support Services and force them to tailor their programs to comply with grant criteria that miss the broader needs of the overall volunteering sector.

Read the full response online

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