Grant Application Support (multiple roles)

Assignment Code: PAU010961

Assignment Title: Grant Application Support (multiple roles)

Host Organisation: Various

Assignment Location: Remote - online

Duration: 6 Weeks

Proposed Start: ASAP

Application Closing Date: Ongoing Requirement

Are you passionate about building capability in people and communities; using your experience putting together grant applications for state and federal funding to help bushfire-affected communities build back better? Would you like to be an integral part of the team supporting community-led disaster recovery? Then we have an opportunity for you to make it happen!

The ABV project team will be working in communities across Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Queanbeyan-Palerang and Snowy Valleys local government areas to support community-led recovery and resilience building post the Black Summer Bushfires of 2019/20. We are looking for Grant Application Supports to assist various community groups in putting together grant applications for projects aimed at building back after the bushfires. There are many groups who need this sort of support, so we’re looking for multiple people to use their skills in this role.


Primary Purpose of the Position

The volunteer will work closely with the ABV Project Manager (IPPS-DR) in carrying out the following responsibilities and tasks:

  • Understand project goal, objectives, activities, technical information etc. in order to assist with writing the grant application
  • Consult frequently on the development of the grant application (e.g. weekly meetings (or more frequent) to ensure grant application is being developed in-line with the project design
  • Work with community organisation to prepare full grant application draft ready for their review and final revisions, prior to submission
  • Attend and contribute to monthly volunteer group check-ins, weekly project team meetings and quarterly program advisory meetings as needed


Selection criteria


Relevant qualification in Strategic Planning, Project Management, Business Management or a related Business discipline.  


Experience and skills:

·        Experience in developing successful grant applications for state and federal funding

·        Excellent written communication skills

·        Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 

·        Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to work productively with a range of local and government stakeholders 

·        Collaborative, team player with a positive can-do attitude 

·        Experience working in disaster-affected communities is desirable


Personal Attributes:

  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility
  • Trauma-awareness / empathy for working with disaster-affected communities
  • Comfort in building relationships remotely (using online communication channels)


Please submit your basic Expression of Interest  here by no later than 30 July 2021 confirming the following:

• The role(s) you’re interested in + assignment number

• You have the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the Selection Criteria.

*Please note: At this stage there is no need to write a response to selection criteria.

• Your availability for the dates outlined in the job advert

• Confirmation that you are a registered volunteer with ABV or are willing to go through ABV’s screening process to become a registered volunteer

• If there are any special considerations we would need to make for you


What will happen next?

• ABV will review all applications by week commencing 2 August  2021

• Shortlisted candidates will be sent a Terms of Reference (ToR) document (aka Assignment Description) and may be requested to return a detailed Expression of Interest (EoI) addressing the selection criteria in the ToR.

• ABV will communicate with all candidates to let them know the outcome of their application.


ABV is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are eligible to apply for this position.



For more information please contact

Australian Business Volunteers