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Important Information

Online Forms will be unavailable on The Community Grants Hub system from 7:00 pm Thursday 2 December 2021 to 1:00 am Friday 3 December AEDT due to planned maintenance.

Accessing of forms should take place outside the outage period.

Important Information

The Community Grants Hub system will be unavailable from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm AEDT Sunday 5 December 2021 due to planned maintenance.

Submission of grant applications should take place outside the outage period.

Scam alerts

myGovID

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has advised that a scam email has been reported which claims to be sent from the myGov Customer Care Team. The email asks people to update their myGov or myGovID details via a link in the email. The link goes to a fake myGov login page designed to steal personal information, including passport and driver’s licence details.

More information about this scam can be found on the ATO Scam Alerts page. If you believe you have received a potential scam email you can report it to ScamWatch.

Grant funding

The Department of Social Services (the department) has 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

These claims are false and these individuals do not represent the Department of Social Services or the Commonwealth.

Departmental 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 you are concerned that a phone call, SMS, voicemail or email claiming to be from the ATO, the Community Grants Hub or the Department of Social Services is not genuine, please do not reply to it. We encourage you to report incidents of this nature by:

  • visiting Scamwatch to report to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
  • contacting the Department of Social Services’ fraud reporting hotline on 1800 054 312
  • contacting the ATO on 1800 008 540.

If you have already provided information 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

Assistance Grants - Access to Industry Priority Uses of Agvet Chemicals 2021-22

Category

Farming

Closing Date & Time

The grant program aims to improve access for industry-identified priority uses of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals. View grant

Soil Science Challenge

Category

Scientific Research

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting applications for new projects that add to Australia’s soil health knowledge and address soil-related research priorities: soil carbon dynamics; soil hydrology; soil biology and nutrients; or soil/root interface. View grant

AgUP Program – 2022 (Round 1)

Category

Business Development

Closing Date & Time

This opportunity will support co-funded industry-led (agriculture, fisheries and forestry) initiatives aimed at supporting jobs and retaining the Australian workforce by building skills, establishing and enhancing career progression pathways and mentoring opportunities.  View grant

Future Drought Fund Drought Resilience Innovation Grants Program – Proof-of-Concept Grants

Category

Agriculture

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a targeted competitive process to apply for funding under the Future Drought Fund, Drought Resilience Innovation Grants Program. Invited organisations were selected following an Expression of Interest round. View grant

Future Drought Fund Drought Resilience Innovation Grants Program – Innovation Grants

Category

Agriculture

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a targeted competitive process to apply for funding under the Future Drought Fund, Drought Resilience Innovation Grants Program. Invited organisations were selected following an Expression of Interest round. View grant

Australian Biological Resources Study: National Taxonomy Research Grant Program (Round 3)

Category

Scientific Research

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting applications via a targeted competitive process to contribute towards outcomes under the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Program 1.2: Environmental Informat View grant