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

Community Child Care Fund Open Competitive Round 3 grant opportunity


Child Care

Closing Date & Time

The Community Child Care Fund grant opportunity supports services in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities. Child Care Subsidy-approved services in regional and remote areas, and services funded in CCCF Rounds 1 and 2 can apply for Round 3.  View grant

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program


Services for People with Disabilities

Closing Date & Time

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program integrates employment and vocational support with mental health and non-vocational support, assisting young people up to age 25 with mental illness who seek to enter or remain in education or employment. View grant

Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) Grants Program



Closing Date & Time

The Supporting Younger Veterans program provides grants to ex-service organisations and their partners to deliver services for the younger veterans’ community that build capacity for the future.  The grants also help raise awareness of the issues faced by the younger veterans’ community. View grant

Assistance Grants - Access to Industry Priority Uses of Agvet Chemicals 2020-21



Closing Date & Time

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

Veteran and Community Grants



Closing Date & Time

The objective of the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) Program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing. 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 throughout the nation 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