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 can be found within each of the below areas.

Letter to existing CSD 2019-20 Grant Recipients

Information for Community Services Directorate funded 2019-2020 Grant Recipients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Letter to existing CSD 2019-20 grant recipients [PDF 347KB]

Has the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on your capacity to deliver your planned activity? Are you able to undertake your current approved grant funded project?

The Community Services Directorate is aware that many events, such as conferences, workshops, festivals, training, qualification courses, sporting events and other grant funded activities are being cancelled or postponed. If you are not able to deliver the approved funded activity as planned, please consider how you might be able to adapt the mode of delivery or nature of the approved activity to achieve similar outcomes or to address a priority need at this time. You may also wish to consider the option of holding the delivery of your funded activity over to a later date.

For completed projects and where your acquittal is currently due or due within the next three months, CSD will be extending your funded activity acquittal report up until 31 December 2020. If you are able to acquit early, please log onto Smartygrants to acquit, otherwise please ensure you continue to keep records of all expenditure of your grant.

If you require assistance or would like to discuss a variation proposal, please email CSDServiceFundingSupport@act.gov.au

Please reference the following when seeking assistance on your grant:

  • grant application number;
  • grant program;
  • description of proposed variation; and
  • contact details.

There may be a high level of requests over the coming weeks, however we will respond as quickly as possible. The ACT Government remains committed to working with the community to continue to support Canberrans during this challenging time.

Up to date information on all COVID-19 related matters can be found on the dedicated ACT Government COVID-19 websiteExternal Link.

Information on all ACT Government grants and resources can be found on the ACT Government Grants websiteExternal Link

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

Cultural Grant

CLOSED

Recipients


Leadership Grant

CLOSED

Recipients


New and Emerging Organisation Support Program

CLOSED

Recipients


Reconciliation Day Grant

CLOSED

Recipients


Scholarship Grant

CLOSED

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

The Tenants Participation Grants (TPG) are for eligible public and community housing tenants and their families. The grants program aims to encourage and support participation in social networks by engaging with the community through a range of activities for physical, social and personal development.

Tenant Participation Grant

OPEN: 3 August 2020 (9am)
CLOSE:  
14 September 2020 (5pm)

Guidelines

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

CLOSED

Recipients


ACT Violence Prevention Award

CLOSED

Recipients


Participation (Women's) Grant

CLOSED

Recipients


Women's Safety Grant

CLOSED

RecipientsRecipients


Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grant

OPEN: 29 June 2020
CLOSES: 5pm 28 August 2020

Guidelines

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.

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

OPEN: 1 July 2020 (9am)
CLOSE:  30 October 2020 (5pm)

Apply online through SmartyGrantsExternal Link

Guidelines

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

OPEN: 1 July 2020 (9am)
CLOSE:  30 October 2020 (5pm)

Apply online through SmartyGrantsExternal Link

Guidelines

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

OPEN: 30 June 2020
CLOSE: 24 August 2020

Guidelines
All applications must be submitted via the online 2020-21 Youth InterACT Grant application form on the SmartyGrantsExternal Link website.

Recipients


Youth Week Grant


CLOSED

Recipients


Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award


CLOSED

Recipients