On Wednesday 6 May 2020, the NSW Government announced that it has partnered with the Centre for Volunteering to develop a new online volunteering platform, designed to link individuals willing to volunteer their time, with charities, NGO’s and councils in need of support.
COVID-19 has increased the demand on charities, and this new platform will relieve the pressure on these groups and allow the community to more easily find opportunities to volunteer their time.
From Wednesday 6 May 2020, eligible Creative Kids providers will be able to access up to $5,000 in digital adaptation grants to help them offer creative learning activities online thanks to a $1 million injection.
This includes purchasing equipment and internet services to help them transition online so they can provide lessons to children or young people who are at home and can’t attend workshops or classes in person.
The changes to the program include:
$1 million in digital adaptation grants of up to $5,000 for Creative Kids providers to further support online delivery of Creative Kids programs
A toolkit to help providers pivot to online delivery
Extension of the use of Creative Kids vouchers for online programs and educational materials
Improved Service NSW website to make it easier for parents to find an online provider