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 Veterans’ Affairs

The purpose of the grant program is to support veterans seeking to start in tertiary education by supporting Australian universities to provide several initiatives to enable a smoother transition from ADF service.

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Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The purpose of the Program is to provide practical and long-lasting advice and support for employers with a view to facilitating increased veteran employment opportunities.

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Department of Education

The Destination Australia grant opportunity aims to attract and support international and domestic students to study in regional Australia; increase the sustainability and growth of regional tertiary education providers and communities and offer students a high quality learning experience in regional Australia.

Please note this application process is for eligible tertiary education providers only and is not for students who wish to apply for a scholarship in 2024.

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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.

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Department of Education

The Grant Opportunity aims to assist eligible early childhood education and care (ECEC) providers to establish new centre based day care and family day care services. It is targeted to disadvantaged communities in regional and remote areas to give children greater access to quality ECEC.

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Department of Education

This program will deliver 100 scholarships to students from regional, rural and remote communities to assist with the cost of boarding. This grant opportunity is a targeted competitive process, with the objective of selecting one or multiple organisations to administer the scholarship program.

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Department of Home Affairs

The objective of the grant opportunity is to facilitate the participation, integration and social cohesion of both newly arrived migrants and multicultural communities in Australia.

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Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

The PET Fund aims to support implementation of a range of workplace reforms and Jobs and Skills Summit outcomes by strengthening tripartism and constructive social dialogue in the Australian workplace relations system.
The expected outcomes of the PET Fund grant program are to:
* support and increase engagement by employers’ and workers’ representatives, and their members, through enhanced tripartite governance structures across the workplace relations portfolio. This will include more active advice and consultation roles on possible future reforms
* enable recipients to develop and implement workplace productivity, education and training initiatives to support their members to engage in law reform processes
* encourage take up of current and new laws in their workplaces, and to monitor and provide feedback regarding the implementation of law reforms.

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Department of Social Services

The National Disability Conference Initiative provides funding of up to $10,000 to conference organisers to help people with disability participate in nationally-focused, disability-related, conferences held in Australia.

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Attorney-General’s Department

This grant aims to support and fund activities to actively prevent and combat all forms of modern slavery in Australia. In Australia, modern slavery refers to a range of serious exploitative practices, including trafficking in persons, slavery, slavery-like practices (eg forced labour, servitude, debt bondage, forced marriage) and the worst forms of child labour.
Funding for this grant opportunity will be provided under 2 streams:
• Stream 1: Combating Modern Slavery
• Stream 2: Research.

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Department of Veteran's Affairs

The Grants in Aid 2023–24 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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Department of Social Services

The IMR program aims to redesign service models to better support First Nations families with multiple and complex needs.

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Department of Home Affairs

The Australian Government is inviting organisations, in a closed non-competitive process, to apply to receive support under the Local Multicultural Projects Program. This initiative will invest in community organisations and infrastructure.

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Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

This grant will contribute to uplifting the agriculture sector’s data capabilities to consistently report against sustainability frameworks and meet emerging international requirements and standards.

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Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program supports the role of ex-service organisation (ESO) wellbeing and compensation advocates, who provide advice and assistance to the veteran and defence communities.

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Department of Social Services

The Pilot will be trialled over a 12-month period with Tourism Local Navigators focusing on building the capacity of small and medium sized (SME) tourism businesses to address barriers to recruiting, retaining and promoting jobseekers with disability.

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Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The program will fund projects that contribute to improved drought resilience with investigations that explore innovative approaches to farm productivity and natural capital. The results aim to guide and promote wider adoption of practices, systems, and approaches across farming sectors.

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Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

This program will provide a total of $110 million over 4 years from 2022–23 to 2025–26 for projects to support wood processing facilities to adopt innovative practices to improve their use of available wood supplies, increase their production facilities and add value to existing product lines. These projects could also contribute to helping reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.

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Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

These Grants will provide up to $1.1M (GST exclusive) per Round, for Ranger organisations with fee-for-service arrangements to undertake capability building activities and purchase equipment and training to enhance their ability to do biosecurity work.

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Department of Social Services

This opportunity seeks to create sustainable employment opportunities through community-led infrastructure projects in the locations of Ceduna in South Australia, East Kimberley and the Goldfields in Western Australia and Cape York in Queensland.

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Department of Home Affairs

For this grant opportunity, $2.5 million GST exclusive is available for the 2022–23 financial year.
• The minimum grant amount is $10,000 GST exclusive.
• The maximum grant amount is $100,000 GST exclusive.
You can only submit one application form per organisation in each state or territory. This includes applications from joint consortia.

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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, Fisheries and Forestry

This grant opportunity will contribute to the development of innovative and practicable proposals to increase the use of Regulatory Technology (RegTech) along agricultural supply chains. Research and insights will demonstrate how to leverage RegTech to enhance agricultural traceability reforms.

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

For this grant opportunity, up to $5 million GST exclusive is available over 5 years, from 2022–23 to 2026–27, to fund organisations to equip and encourage more women across the political spectrum to run for public office at local, state and federal levels.

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Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

A grant program to drive the adoption of proven and existing (Australian and international) research and development (R&D) practices and technologies that assist farmers in building drought resilience.

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Attorney-General’s Department

The program is part of the Government’s wider investment in the native title system. It aligns with Government commitments to the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, which sets out 4 Priority Reforms and 17 socioeconomic outcomes which aim to improve the lives of First Nations people.

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Department of Veterans' Affairs

The VWG Program is a targeted competitive program that accepts applications annually, and is an amalgamation of the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program and Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) Grants program.

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Department of Social Services

This grant aims to build the confidence and ability of employers to hire, support and retain employees with disability and create inclusive workplaces by breaking down attitudinal barriers about people with disability.

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Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The Biosecurity Business Grants program aims to provide funding to support Indigenous business opportunities relating to biosecurity activities in northern Australia.

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Department of Social Services

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply to deliver projects under the Family and Communities Program’s Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity – Inclusive Communities grant round from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2025.
These grants aim to support equity and opportunity for Australian communities through local community-driven solutions that build self-reliance and empowerment.

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Department of Social Services

The grant aims to develop the cultural awareness and trauma responsiveness of the child and family sector organisations and workforce engaged through the Department of Social Services’ grants funding.

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Department of Education

The Destination Australia grant opportunity aims to attract and support international and domestic students to study in regional Australia; increase the sustainability and growth of regional tertiary education providers and communities and offer students a high quality learning experience in regional Australia.

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The Department of Social Services

The Disability Youth Leadership Initiative grant opportunity will link skilled young people with disability and employers to develop their leadership and progress their career aspirations.

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Attorney-General’s Department

This grant opportunity aims to improve the government’s knowledge of and expand its options to respond to elder abuse in a variety of forms. The Specialist Elder Abuse Services will build upon the Elder Abuse Service Trials that commenced in 2018–19.

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Department of Social Services

This grant opportunity will provide regular, facilitated community-based supports such as supported playgroups, facilitated imaginative play or music sessions to young children (aged 0 to 8 years) with disability or developmental concerns across Australia.

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Department of Social Services

The grant will provide facilitated group information sessions, workshops or interactive sessions for parents and carers of young children aged 0 to 8 years with a newly identified disability or who have concerns about their child’s development.

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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