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


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New and Emerging Organisation Support Program

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Reconciliation Day Grant

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Scholarship Grant

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Community

Community Support and Infrastructure Grant

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Digital Communities Participation Grant

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Disability

Disability Inclusion Grant

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

OPEN
CLOSES: 26 August 2019

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The ACT Government is pleased to announce the opportunity for individuals and community organisations to apply for financial support, in the form of a once-only grant to assist in a program or event for the International Day of People with Disability (I-Day) in 2019.

I-Day is held on 3 December each year. I-Day is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote awareness and understanding of disability issues and encourage support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disability. I-Day also seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of inclusion of people with disability in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

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Chief Minister's Inclusion Award

OPEN
CLOSES: 23 September 2019

The Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards (CMIAs) nominations are now open!

The CMIAs provide acknowledgement of the outstanding achievements of businesses, organisations and individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to encourage, welcome and support people with disability in their workplace, business and community. Nominations close 5pm Monday 23 September 2019.

The awards will be announced at a gala night at the Great Hall, Parliament House on Thursday 5 December 2019, from 6.30pm-10.30pm.

For more information about the awards or the gala night, go to the ACT Inclusion Council websiteExternal Link To submit a nomination, go to this page: https://dhcs.smartygrants.com.au/2019_CMIAExternal Link

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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

OPEN
CLOSES:  23 September 2019

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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

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Participation (Women's) Grant

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Women's Safety Grant

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Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grant

OPEN
CLOSES: 5pm Monday 19 August 2019 

The Audrey Fagan Young Women’s Enrichment Grants program provides young women between the ages of 12 and 18 with an opportunity to realise their dreams with a mentor by awarding one-off grants of up to $2,000.

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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


Participation (National Multicultural Festival) Grant Program

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Honorary Ambassador Program

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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 September 2019

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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

OPEN
CLOSES:  2 September 2019

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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

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Youth Week Grant

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Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award


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