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Outage notice

PLEASE NOTE: The Community Grants Hub Hotline will be unavailable from 5:00 pm AEST Friday 24 May 2024 until 9:00 am AEST Tuesday 28 May 2024. During this period, emails can be sent to support@communitygrants.gov.au; however, they will not be actioned until Hub staff return on Tuesday 28 May 2024.

Notifications & Alerts

Scam Alerts

Possible scam alert

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has recently received reports of an email scam where a scammer posing as a representative of the department has emailed members of the public offering a $120,000 grant under the Social Enterprise Development Initiative program. The scammer requests the victim’s contact details, and then sends through a false ‘grant certificate’ to notify them they have been selected, which includes a falsified signature of a senior department officer. To gain access to the payment, victims are then told they need to pay a $250 fee to unlock a debit card. 

If you are contacted by one of these scam attempts, do not provide any personal or financial information. 

Scams and how to report them

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, do not reply to it. We encourage you to:

  • report the scam to the National Anti Scam Centre on the Scamwatch website
  • you can also report it to the relevant government department using the contact details on their website
  • for scams relating to the Department of Social Services contact the fraud reporting hotline on 1800 054 312, or email the fraud mailbox at fraud@dss.gov.au
  • contact 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.

It is important to know that Departmental officers at the Department of Social Services do not:

  • cold call members of the public to promise grant funding
  • contact members of the public through social media or email to offer grant opportunities.  Legitimate grant opportunities are published on GrantConnect. Legitimate grants will never require the recipient to pay a fee to access the amounts, and debit cards are not used to disburse grant payments
  • 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.

Further advice on scams and information on where to get help if you think you have been scammed is available from the National Anti-Scam Centre Scamwatch website.

If you think you have been scammed, find out where to get help.

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Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Working for Women Program. National Women's Alliances Grant Opportunity. Applications close: 3 July 2024

National Women’s Alliances

Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Working for Women Program. National Women's Alliances Grant Opportunity. Applications close: 3 July 2024

Grant Category

Women

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection Process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Up to $10.88 million is available from December 2024 to June 2029 to establish a network of up to 6 civil society organisations to provide expert gender advice to Government and ensure women’s voices inform the implementation of the Working for Women: A Strategy for Gender Equality.

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Supporting Adolescents Boys Trial

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Grant Category

Children, Youth and Youth at Risk

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection Process

Targeted competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Social Services

A new national early intervention trial for young men and boys aged 12 to 18 years who present with adverse childhood experiences including family and domestic violence, and who are using or at risk of using family, domestic or sexual violence (FDSV).

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Justice Reinvestment in Central Australia Program – Round 2

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Grant Category

Indigenous Communities

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection Process

Open non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Attorney-General’s Department

Successful initiatives under this opportunity will prevent and reduce Central Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ contact with the criminal justice system through place-based, community led measures to prevent crime, treat drug and alcohol addiction or address illegal drug use.

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National Justice Reinvestment Program – Round 2 Assessment Cycle 2

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Grant Category

Indigenous Communities

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection Process

Open non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Attorney-General’s Department

The National Justice Reinvestment Program aims to reduce contact with the criminal justice system and incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults and young people through support for place-based and community-led justice reinvestment initiatives across Australia.

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Climate-Smart Agriculture Program – Small Grants Round 1

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Grant Category

Agriculture

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection Process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The Small Grants will support farmers and land holders to adopt sustainable agriculture best practices, as well as facilitate and implement practice change. The grants will improve management of our natural resources and increase sustainable on-farm productivity and resilience to climate change.

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Grants in Aid program 2024–25

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Grant Category

Veterans

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection Process

Closed non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Veterans Affairs

The Grants in Aid 2024–25 program is only open to national ex-service organisations (ESOs) by invitation and aims to fund discrete projects or activities by national ESOs that address a specific problem or issue and achieve a clear benefit to the ex-service and Defence community.

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Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

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Grant Category

Commemorative

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program aims to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s defence personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and their families.

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Support Plantation Establishment 2024–25 (Round 2, Batches 1 and 2)

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Grant Category

Agriculture

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Demand-driven

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

This grant supports the establishment of new long-rotation plantation forests and assists the sector in responding to the projected growth in demand for local timber resources, increasing domestic timber supply and helping to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions by storing the carbon in timber.

Expansion of the Community Child Care Fund-Restricted (CCCFR) non-competitive grant opportunity (for specified services)

Grant Category

Indigenous Education

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection Process

Closed non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Education

The CCCFR expansion program aims to establish new early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in mainly remote and very remote areas to increase participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in culturally appropriate ECEC.