Important Information

The Community Grants Hub Hotline will be unavailable from 5.00 pm AEDT Friday 5 March 2021 until 8:30 am AEDT on Tuesday 9 March 2021. During this period, emails can be sent to support@communitygrants.gov.au; however, they will not be actioned until Hub staff return on Tuesday 9 March 2021.

Grant Recipient Service Changes

Have you lodged a grant application form and not received your receipt?

Sometimes there can be an interruption to our service delivery. You may have not received your receipt when you recently lodged a grant application. This is under investigation. 

To confirm that your application form was lodged, please email us at support@communitygrants.gov.au. Include details of your submission reference so that we can help confirm this information for you. We will respond to your email during standard business hours. 

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Possible scam alert

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has recently received reports that members of the public have been contacted via phone and social media, by an individual or individuals offering government grant funding.

Examples of recent Scams

  • Some members of the public have reported the individuals claimed they were from the ‘Department of Social Services’, ‘Australian Grants Commission’ or the ‘Australian Government Grant Department’. Instructions were provided to the member of public on how to access their grant funding, which included paying a fee.
  • A member of public is contacted by someone advising they are from the Community Grants Hub and advised they had been successful in a recent grant round (caller may mention a specific round) and asked to provide specific personal or business information.

These claims are false and these individuals do not represent DSS or the Commonwealth.

DSS officers do not:

  • cold call members of the public to promise grant funding
  • contact members of the public seeking personal information, such as bank details, passport or license numbers.

It is a serious matter to impersonate a Commonwealth public official. It may even be a criminal offence carrying a penalty of imprisonment in some circumstances.

What to do if approached or if you need assistance

If approached in this manner, do not give any personal information. If you are uncomfortable with the nature of the call or approach, simply hang up.

We encourage you to report incidents of this nature. You can visit Scamwatch on www.scamwatch.gov.au to report to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), and you can contact the DSS fraud reporting hotline on 1800 133 611.

If you contact DSS in the first instance, we will obtain as many details as possible from you about the incident, including your contact details. If appropriate, DSS will refer it to the police or other relevant authority including the ACCC.

If you have already provided information to a caller or are concerned that a crime has or may be committed, please immediately contact the police, your bank or the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) if it relates to your passport details.


Open grants

Supporting Veteran Owned Business



Closing Date & Time

This program will provide a grant to an organisation with an aim to deliver innovative programs to support veterans and their families who want to establish their own business as part of their transition process to civilian life. View grant

Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST)



Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting applications through a targeted non-competitive process to deliver services under the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program. View grant

Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 3)


Regional Development

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to deliver projects under the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 3) in eligible Murray-Darling Basin communi View grant

Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program – Small Grants (Round 1)


Water Resources

Closing Date & Time

The Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program funds community-led, on-ground projects that improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin, whilst supporting economic development and jobs. View grant

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program



Closing Date & Time

The Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program aims to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people around the country in a range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations. View grant

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Workforce Development


Services for People with Disabilities

Closing Date & Time

The IPS Workforce Development grant opportunity will seek a provider to develop and implement a framework for a workforce development program, with the aim of building the necessary workforce for IPS providers in a competitive market environment. View grant