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.
Community Support and Infrastructure Grant
Closes: 26 April 2019 (5pm)
This Grant Program aims to support ACT community organisations to deliver their programs and services effectively and efficiently for the benefit of members of the ACT community through the following three grants categories:
- Community Support and Capacity
- Non-fixed Infrastructure and Equipment
- Minor Capital Works and Fixed Infrastructure.
Organisations may apply for projects that encompass one, two or all three categories in a single application.
The funding available in this funding round is $225,000 (GST exclusive). The maximum non‑recurrent grant that can be applied for in this round is $10,000 (GST exclusive).
Digital Communities Participation Grant
Closes: 26 April 2019 (5pm)
This Program aims to support community organisation to establish and/or enhance their capacity to effectively engage their communities and clients to participate fully in the life of Canberra through the use of digital technology.
The funding available in this funding round is $103,100 (GST exclusive). The maximum non‑recurrent grant that can be applied for in this round is $5,000 (GST exclusive).
Tenant Participation Grant
For more information on grants and awards for women please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6205 2885.
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
Participation (Women's) Grant
OPEN: 8 April 2019
CLOSE: 15 May 2019 (5pm)
The Participation (Women’s) Grants Program provides funding for innovative projects that promote the health and wellbeing of ACT women and girls, in line with the priorities of the ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26. This could include:
- proposals which have a direct impact on women’s health (including mental health) and wellbeing;
- activities which address the social determinants of health (for example education, employment, community connections, housing); and/or
- projects which lead to better understanding and/or better outcomes for women wo experience multiple forms of discrimination due to intersecting factors such as poverty, disability, age, trauma and/or language barriers.
Women's Safety Grant
OPEN: 8 April 2019
CLOSE: 15 May 2019 (5pm)
ACT Women’s Safety Grants are to support innovative projects to advance the following priorities identified in the Third Action Plan 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.
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
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
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: email@example.com or
Phone: 02 6205 2885
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
Further information about the Youth Grants and Scholarships please call (02) 6207 0310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth InterACT Scholarship
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.
Youth InterACT Grant
Youth Week Grant
Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award
CLOSES: 18 March 2019