Application Feedback

Feedback can be valuable in helping organisations strengthen future grant funding proposals. The Government offers feedback on grant applications that is relevant to the specific funding rounds and proportional to the complexity of the assessment process and total funding available. Applicant feedback comprises round-specific feedback summaries and, in some cases, individual feedback.

Feedback Summaries

Feedback summaries for open funding rounds will be published on the Community Grants Hub website to provide all organisations with easy to access information about the assessment process and the main strengths and areas for improving their applications. 

Feedback summaries will include information about:

  • the strengths of highly rated proposals
  • how applicants used evidence to demonstrate their capability against selection criteria
  • ways proposals could be strengthened
  • other relevant considerations, such as over-subscription and ineligibility rates.

Organisations will be advised about the publication of feedback summaries when they are notified of the outcome of a grant process.

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Department of Social Services

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply for grant funding under the National Disability Conference Initiative (NDCI) 2022–23.

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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. 

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National Indigenous Australians Agency

The 2022 NAIDOC Local Grants funding round aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2022 (3 - 10 July 2022) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society.

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Department of Veterans’ Affairs

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.

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The intended outcome of the program is to improve market transparency in perishable agriculture goods industries by funding projects which generate knowledge, technologies, products or processes which aim to achieve this outcome.

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the Department of Social Services

Volunteer Grants form part of the government’s work to support volunteers, as well as to encourage and increase participation in volunteering. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers.

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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.

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Department of Education, Skills and Employment

The objective of this grant opportunity is to fund projects that assist school communities to respond to emerging priorities in school education, including recovery from COVID-19.

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

This grant opportunity will support community organisations, Indigenous communities and industry to engage in the management, protection and conservation of Australian Marine Parks.

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The objective of the grants is to implement various on-ground ecosystem restoration activities, and demonstrate how these lead to measured climate, biodiversity and livelihood benefits. 

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Department of Veterans' Affairs

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.

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The Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes grants program is an open and competitive grant opportunity, to trial and demonstrate how scaling of particular practices (or combinations of practices) to improve management of natural capital can build drought resilience.

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Department of Social Services

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity – Inclusive Communities

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the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Round 2 of the Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program (Small Grants) will provide grants between $5,000 and $100,000 to community groups and farmers to undertake projects to improve the ecological health of rivers and wetlands in Murray–Darling Basin.

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The Large Grants round of the Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is providing grants between $100,001 to $2,000,000 to applicants, including farmers, community groups and local councils, to undertake projects to restore the ecological health of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin. 

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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.

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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.

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the Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment

These grants will support innovative projects that equip farmers and agricultural-dependent communities and businesses with the tools and capacity to adapt, reorganise, transition and/or transform in preparation for drought conditions. 

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Department of Social Services

The Redress Support Services program aims to provide timely access to trauma informed and culturally appropriate community-based services to support people’s engagement with the National Redress Scheme.

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Department of Social Services

The SARC CDC Support Services grant opportunity aims to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people on pathways to self-reliance and empowerment through local community-driven solutions that strengthen economic participation.

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the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The program is a single annual grant offer for the 2021—22 financial year which aims to fund discrete projects or activities by national ESOs that address a specific problem or issue and will achieve a clear benefit to the ex-service and Defence community.

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The Australian Government is offering grants valued between $100,000 and $250,000 over 2 years for Soil Extension Activities. This is the last round of Smart Farms Small Grants, with the focus on supporting the National Soil Strategy and Ag2030 goals.

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the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The National Farm Safety Education Fund is designed to support activities that improve farm safety outcomes, through increased awareness of farm safety and education to help prevent farm accidents.

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Department of Education, Skills and Employment

The Destination Australia grant opportunity aims to attract and support international and domestic students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian tertiary education providers and offer students a high quality learning experience. 

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Department of Social Services

The purpose of the grant opportunity is to provide an early intervention, intensive home and community-based family support service for highly vulnerable families living in selected communities in the Northern Territory and APY Lands, South Australia.

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the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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

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the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The program will provide up to $880,000 (GST inclusive) per year for 3 years (from 2020-21 to 2022-23) to support Indigenous businesses to develop business opportunities relating to biosecurity in northern Australia and the Torres Strait.

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the Australian Border Force

This grant opportunity aims to support delivery of community-based projects that prevent and combat modern slavery in Australia through advancing actions under the National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020–25.

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the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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.

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the Department of Education, Skills and Employment

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. 

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the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The National Women’s Alliances grant opportunity will establish 6 civil society networks (Alliances) to ensure women’s voices are heard in the policy making process.

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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.

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Department of Veterans' Affairs

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.

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the Department of Education, Skills and Employment

This project is to establish the Microcredentials Marketplace (the Marketplace) that will be a nationally consistent platform for students to compare short courses and credit point value. 

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs Grant is an open and competitive grant opportunity to establish eight multidisciplinary and inclusive Hubs in major climatic and agricultural zones in regional Australia.

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the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The Natural Resource Management Drought Resilience Program – Grants is an open and competitive, grant opportunity to support organisations, famer groups and individuals undertake projects that contribute to improved drought resilience of agricultural landscapes.

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the Department of Social Services

The National Disability Conference Initiative (Activity Stream 2) provides funding of up to $10,000 for Disabled Peoples Organisations or Families Organisations (DPO/FOs) to increase the level of disability related content in mainstream conferences. 

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the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

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.

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the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) Program is an Australian Government initiative that provides free and independent financial counselling to eligible farmers, fishers, foresters and small related enterprises who are experiencing, or at risk of, financial hardship.

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Women’s Leadership and Development Program (WLDP) Project Grants grant opportunity supports projects that achieve tangible improvements in outcomes linked to the achievement of all, one, or a combination of the key priority areas of the WLDP.

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the Department of Social Services

The Economic and Community Participation Program aims to increase the social and economic participation, including employment outcomes, of people with disability. The Economic Participation (EP) stream is one of three streams used to implement the program.

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The Traceability Grants Program – Round 2 provides opportunities for successful applicants to conduct projects that will enhance the supply chain traceability systems and arrangements that support the export of our agricultural commodities.

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Department of Social Services

The Australian Government is inviting applications from organisations via an open competitive process for grant funding for 12-month projects that help enable the participation of people with disability in community life.

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the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Scholarships for Women in Finance and Economics: Administration Service grant opportunity aims to encourage more women to study accounting, business, finance and economics, or to renew, upskill or refresh their skills in these areas.

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the Department of Home Affairs

The Multicultural Community Amenities Grants in the Northern Territory grant opportunity is to support multicultural associations and organisations for the delivery of one-off, time-limited projects to improve existing multicultural service and community group amenities in the Northern Territory.

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the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The Australian Biological Resources Study’s National Taxonomy Research Grant Program provides grants for research into taxonomy and systematics and to support the training and/or recruitment of taxonomists

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The Australian Government’s National Landcare Program aims to protect, conserve and provide for the productive use of Australia’s water, soil, plants and animals.

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Department of Social Services

The Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS) is a free, national service that provides post-adoption support, including counselling, information and education, to young and adult adoptees, adoptive parents and prospective adoptive parents.

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Department of Social Services

The Seniors Connected initiative contributes to the Government’s 2019 election commitment ‘More Support for Older Australians’ from 2019-20 to 2023-24 to alleviate loneliness and social isolation experienced by older Australians.