Grants


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


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Leadership Grant

OPEN
CLOSES: 30 June 2019 or when total funds expended.

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New and Emerging Organisation Support Program

CLOSED

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Reconciliation Day Grant

CLOSED

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Scholarship Grant

OPEN
CLOSES: 30 June 2019 or when total funds expended.

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Community

Community Support and Infrastructure Grant

CLOSED

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Digital Communities Participation Grant

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Disability

Disability Inclusion Grant

CLOSED

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

CLOSED

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Chief Minister's Inclusion Award

CLOSED

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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.

Women's Award

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ACT Violence Prevention Award

CLOSED

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Participation (Women's) Grant

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Women's Safety Grant

CLOSE:  

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Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grant

CLOSED

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Women's Return to Work Grant

OPEN
CLOSES: Ongoing

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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 6205 3883.

Multicultural Participation Grant

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Multicultural Awards

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

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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

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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.

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Youth InterACT Grant

OPEN
CLOSES: 15 July 2019

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The Youth InterACT grant program is now open!

The Youth InterACT grant program provides funding for innovative new projects to enable young people aged 12 – 25 years old to lead and participate in community development activities benefitting other young people in Canberra and the region.

The aim of the 2019-20 Youth InterACT Grant Program is to support young Canberrans to actively engage and connect with other young people in the community.

Projects can be held either during 2020 ACT Youth Week, which will be held in April 2020, or within a 12 month period of applying for the grant.

There are many ways an activity, event or project can be facilitated for example:

  • building supportive connections between community members using sport, recreation, cultural and creative activities and events;
  • creating awareness of issues affecting young people;
  • increasing opportunities for young people to participate in local community events, activities and youth related causes; and
  • recognising the contribution that young people make to their local communities.

The Youth InterACT Grant Program is managed by the ACT Government’s Youth InterACT team. For further information about the Youth InterACT please contact the team during business hours on (02) 6205 3064 or email youthinteract@act.gov.au


Youth Week Grant

CLOSED

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Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award


CLOSED

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