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

CLOSED

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Leadership Grant

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

Guidelines


New and Emerging Organisation Support Program

OPEN
CLOSES: 25 January 2019 (5pm)

Guidelines


Reconciliation Grant

CLOSED

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Scholarship Grant

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

Guidelines

Community

Community Support and Infrastructure Grant

CLOSED

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Digital Communities Participation Grant

CLOSED

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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

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.

Women's Award

OPEN
CLOSES: 31 January 2019 (5pm)

Guidelines

Recipients

The ACT Women’s Awards a great opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate women who make an outstanding contribution to the lives of women and girls in the ACT.

There are three categories for nominations which are:

  • ACT Woman of the Year - all nominees are automatically considered in this category.
  • ACT Senior Woman of the Year - nominees 60 years and over at 8 March 2019.
  • ACT Young Woman of the Year - nominees 16 – 25 years at 8 March 2019.

So if you know of an outstanding woman please go through the SmartyGrants.

If you need assistance or have any enquiries, please contact the ACT Office for Women on (02) 6207 2552 or 6205 0515


ACT Violence Prevention Award

CLOSED

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Women's Grant

CLOSED

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Women's Safety Grant

CLOSED

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ACT Women’s Safety Grants are to support innovative projects to advance the following priorities identified in the Third Action PlanExternal link under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

Prevention and Early Intervention
For targeted early intervention programs or projects for children and young people at risk of becoming involved in violence as adults, including children who have been exposed to domestic violence. It aims to drive changes in the culture, behaviour and attitudes which lead to violence against women and their children.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children
For projects or initiatives that target addressing family violence among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children. The aim is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women by developing culturally appropriate policy, programs and primary prevention activities, delivered in partnership with their communities.

Greater support and choice
For projects or initiatives that target diverse and complex experiences of violence for women who may already face barriers to seeking help such as newly arrived migrant women, women with a disability, women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. It aims to offer support to these groups by offering pathways of support which prioritise safety, minimise disruption in their lives, provide appropriate assistance and enable choice.

Sexual violence
Aimed at enhancing responses and strategies developed to assist women and children who experience sexual violence.

Responding to children living with violence
For projects or initiatives that target child protection and respond to domestic and family violence, ensuring that the systems which protect children are not used to further victimise women who are living with violence. It aims to protect children, respond to the needs of children, provide a safe environment and take effective action to reduce the impact of violence against children

Keeping perpetrators accountable across all systems
For projects or initiatives that focus on targeting and influencing perpetrator behaviour and supporting behavioural change, and which facilitate more consistent and effective perpetrator interventions being used across all jurisdictions.


Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grant

CLOSED

Recipients

Enrichment Grants provide young women aged 12 to 18 years with an opportunity to receive support to develop a project that will assist them to achieve their goals. Funding can contribute to costs such as equipment, forums, courses and travel expenses to activities.

Enrichment Grants aim to inspire young women to enhance their skills and knowledge within their area of interest. It provides an opportunity for young women to make decisions, take responsibility, or initiate projects in collaboration with an experienced mentor of their choice.


Women's Return to Work Grant

OPEN
CLOSES: Ongoing

Guidelines

Recipients

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

CLOSED

Recipients

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

OPEN
CLOSES: 2 April 2019

Guildelines - Second Round

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
CLOSES: 2 April 2019

Guidelines - Second Round

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.

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Youth InterACT Grant

CLOSED

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Youth Week Grant

CLOSED

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Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award

OPEN

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