In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000


Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call

131126

Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Grants, Scholarships and Awards


Grants, Scholarships and Awards across the Directorate

There are a number of grants, scholarships and awards available through the Community Services Directorate.

Information on how to apply and contact details for further information can be found within each of the below areas.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

Cultural Grant


OPEN
CLOSES: Tuesday 31 March at 5pm or until funds are fully expended

Guidelines
Application Form

Recipients


Leadership Grant


OPEN
CLOSES: Tuesday 31 March at 5pm or until funds are fully expended

Guidelines
Application Form

Recipients


New and Emerging Organisation Support Program

CLOSED

Recipients


Reconciliation Day Grant

CLOSED

Recipients


Scholarship Grant


OPEN
CLOSES: Tuesday 31 March at 5pm or until funds are fully expended

Guidelines
Application Form

Recipients

Community

Community Support and Infrastructure Grant

CLOSED

Recipients


Digital Communities Participation Grant

CLOSED

Recipients

Disability

Disability Inclusion Grant

CLOSED

Recipients


International Day of People with Disability (I-Day) Grant

CLOSED

Recipients


Chief Minister's Inclusion Award

CLOSED

Recipients

Housing

This Grant Program provides funding for activities that promote participation in the ACT community. The primary aim of the program is to encourage and support ACT Social Housing (Public Housing and Community Housing) tenants and their families to participate in a range of sporting, arts, cultural, education, employment and training activities for physical, social and personal development. The program also supports participation in domestic and family violence awareness training.  The Program does not aim to fund IT equipment, hardware or capital works.

Tenant Participation Grant

CLOSED

Women

For more information on grants and awards for women please email women@act.gov.au or phone 6205 2885.

ACT Women’s Awards and Honour Roll

OPEN

Eligibility and Criteria

Recipients


ACT Violence Prevention Award

CLOSED

Recipients


Participation (Women's) Grant

CLOSED

Recipients


Women's Safety Grant

CLOSED

Recipients


Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grant


CLOSED 

Recipients


Women's Return to Work Grant

OPEN
CLOSES: Ongoing

Guidelines

Recipients

Digital Online ApplicationExternal Link
Application Form [PDF 299KB] [Word 41KB]
Income Means Test

The ACT Women's Return to Work Grants Program is an ACT Government initiative providing women returning to the paid workforce with financial assistance, information and resources to assist them to reach this goal.

Individual grants of up to $1,000 are available to women who have been absent from the workforce for more than 12 months due to caring responsibilities, and who meet the program criteria.

About the Program

Email: rtw@act.gov.au or
Phone: 02 6205 2885

Multicultural

This grants program highlights and promotes community participation, cultural diversity, and inclusion in the ACT.

Eligible organisations may apply for funding under three categories:

  • Community radio stations and multicultural community broadcasters; and
  • Multicultural community participation, social harmony and inclusion initiatives.

For more information telephone 6207 3011.

Multicultural Awards

Participation (Multicultural) Grant

CLOSED

Recipients


Participation (National Multicultural Festival) Grant Program

CLOSED

Recipients


Honorary Ambassador Program

CLOSED

Recipients

Seniors

The Seniors Grants Program provides funding for innovative projects that promote seniors as valued members of the ACT community and enable their active participation in community life.

The Program has a particular emphasis on supporting projects which address the areas of elder abuse, enhanced social inclusion and those that address the needs of diverse seniors, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse seniors.

For more information telephone (02) 6207 8830 or email communityparticipation@act.gov.au

Seniors Grant

CLOSED

Recipients

Veterans

The primary aim of the Veterans Grants Program is to support veterans and their family’s wellbeing and social inclusion. To best meet the needs of the veteran community, a focus on ageing veterans, contemporary veterans and veterans’ families might be considered collectively or separately as the focus of the grant application.

Applications are sought for innovative projects that promote veterans as valued members of the ACT community and enable them to participate in community activities.

For more information telephone (02) 6205 4286 or email communityparticipation@act.gov.au

Veterans Grant

CLOSED

Recipients

Youth

Further information about the Youth Grants and Scholarships please call (02) 6207 0310 or email youthinteract@act.gov.au

Youth InterACT Scholarship

OPEN
CLOSES: Ongoing

Guidelines

The Youth InterACT Scholarships provide funding of up to $500 for individuals, or $1500 for groups of young people to participate in an activity, event or program. This may include sporting events, conferences, courses and training that enhance personal or career development.

Applications are assessed by a Scholarship Committee in the last two weeks of every month. This excludes the period of Friday, 15 December to Monday, 15 January, where applications will not be accepted or assessed.

Applications will need to be received by the 14th of each month, to be considered in that month’s round. Applications received on the 15th or later of a given month, will be considered in the next month’s round.

Recipients


Youth InterACT Grant

CLOSED

Recipients


Youth Week Grant

OPEN
CLOSES: 12:00 noon Monday 28 October 2019

Guidelines

The ACT Government is pleased to announce the 2020 ACT Youth Week Grants. These Grants are a component of the ACT Government Youth InterACT initiative.

ACT Youth Week is a week-long celebration of young people aged 12 - 25 years.

The 2020 ACT Youth Week will be held from Friday 27 March 2020 to Sunday 5 April 2020.

ACT Youth Week provides young people with the opportunity to express their ideas and views, and act on issues that impact on them and their peers. It is also a time to celebrate, to have fun and highlight the positive contributions young people make to their community.

In 2020, events in Canberra will be organised to celebrate and recognise the contribution of young people. The ACT Youth Week Grants are based on youth participation and encouraging young people to develop, implement and facilitate youth focused projects in the ACT community.

To apply for a Youth Week Grant head to https://dhcs.smartygrants.com.au/2020ACTYouthWeekExternal Link

Recipients


Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award


CLOSED

Recipients