Grants

Please see below the current list of grant opportunities. View the grant for more information on that round, including specific supporting grant information. General information to help you prepare and submit an application for community grants can be found in frequently asked questions and on the Applying for Grants page. This includes factsheets, policies and information on service areas.

Please note there are three different selection types available – open, restricted and direct. Direct selection processes are not published on either this page or the Closed Funding Round page. More information on selection types is available on the Selection Types page.

The outcome of all funding rounds, including direct rounds, will be published on the agency’s website, the Community Grants Hub website, and GrantConnect no later than 21 working days after the grant agreement takes effect, in accordance with the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines.

National Disability Advocacy Program

Category

Carers of People with Disabilities

Closing Date & Time

The National Disability Advocacy Program aims to provide people with disability access to effective advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling full community participation. View grant

Expensive Commonwealth Criminal Cases Fund (ECCCF)

Category

Legal Services

Closing Date & Time

The Expensive Commonwealth Criminal Cases Fund (ECCCF) is to reimburse legal aid commissions for costs incurred defending clients in serious, high cost, Commonwealth criminal matters (such as drug importation, people smuggling, terrorism, fraud and slavery). View grant

Veteran and Community Grants

Category

Veterans

Closing Date & Time

The Veteran and Community Grants program aims to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing. View grant

The Try, Test and Learn Fund: Tranche 2

Category

Transition to Work

Closing Date & Time

The Try, Test & Learn Fund Tranche 2 funds trials of innovative approaches to help groups at risk of long-term welfare dependence. View grant

Closed grants

Families and Communities Service Improvement Activity

Category

Social Inclusion

Funds eligible organisations to inform the Government’s social policy and to support continuous improvement. View grant

Building Excellence in Support and Training

Category

Veterans

The Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) Grants Program forms part of the Government's commitment to support the role of ex-service organisation pension and welfare practitioners and advocates, who provide advice and assistance to the veteran and Defence communities. View grant

Grants in Aid

Category

Veterans

The Grants in Aid (GIA) program aims to support the role of national ex-service organisations (ESOs) which provide coordinating and representational support within the veteran and Defence community. This program, open to bona fide national ESOs, also provides funding to encourage cooperation and communication between the ex-service community, ESOs and the Australian Government. Funding for national ESOs aims to encourage the advancement of the objectives of ESOs. View grant

Reconnect Grant Opportunity

Category

Homelessness

Existing Reconnect providers are invited to submit an application for new grants to continue delivering their Reconnect services. View grant

National Disability Conference Initiative 2018-19

Category

Disability

The National Disability Conference Initiative aims to assist eligible conference organisers to maximise the inclusion and participation of people with disability at nationally focused disability-related conferences in Australia. View grant

The Try, Test and Learn Fund: Supporting Expecting and Parenting Teens Project

Category

Transition to Work

Supporting Expecting and Parenting Teens Project is an early intervention, pre-ParentsNext project that will provide timely, physical and mental healthcare and other supports to expectant and parenting teens and their child that spans pre, during and post-birth care. View grant

Volunteer Management Activity

Category

Social Inclusion

The Volunteer Management Activity is an element of the Families and Communities Program.  The Families and Communities Program aims to strengthen relationships, improve well-being of children and young people, reduce the cost of family breakdown, strengthen family and community functioning and facilitate the settlement of migrants and humanitarian entrants in the community. View grant

The Try, Test and Learn Fund: Train and Care Project

Category

Transition to Work

The Train and Care project will assist young parents transition into work by providing a training program, in addition to work placements, and by guaranteeing childcare placements and offering financial assistance to cover childcare costs. View grant

The Try, Test and Learn Fund: In-School Parent Employment Services Project

Category

Transition to Work

The In-School Parent Employment Services Project aims to increase employment of targeted young parents by integrating employment services into primary schools. View grant

The Try, Test and Learn Fund: Career Readiness for Young Parents Project

Category

Transition to Work

This project will support young parents to improve their job readiness through a high-touch case management model that focuses on non-vocational barriers to employment. View grant

The Try, Test and Learn Fund: Support for VET Students Projects

Category

Transition to Work

The Support for Vocational Education and Training (VET) Students project will take a location-based, early intervention approach by providing individualised support to young students through a caseworker. View grant

The Try, Test and Learn Fund: Build and Grow Project

Category

Transition to Work

The Build and Grow project is an eight-week training program that focuses on practical skills development in a simulated workplace; it also offers the support of a Youth Development Worker to help participants deal with other barriers to work. View grant

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