Grants

PLEASE NOTE: The Community Grants Hub system will be unavailable from 4:30 pm Saturday 11 August to 3:00 am Sunday 12 August EST. Application forms submitted during this time will not have access to data validation checks. You may enter this data manually. However, submission is recommended outside the outage period.

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.

Volunteer Grants 2018

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Not-for-Profits Infrastructure

Closing Date & Time

Volunteer Grants 2018 providing support for Australia’s volunteers. View grant

Peak Bodies - Settlement Services

Category

Settlement Services

Closing Date & Time

Grants that support peak body organisations to represent the settlement and community sectors to government. View grant

Expensive Commonwealth Criminal Cases Fund (ECCCF)

Category

Legal Services

Closing Date & Time

The Expensive Commonwealth Criminal Cases Fund (ECCCF) is used 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

Commonwealth Financial Counselling and Financial Capability

Category

Social Inclusion

Closing Date & Time

Services help people to address their financial problems, make informed choices and build capability to manage their money. View grant

Commonwealth Financial Counselling Helpline

Category

Social Inclusion

Closing Date & Time

Helpline services help people to address their financial problems, make informed choices and build capability to manage their money. View grant

Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Emergency Relief

Category

Social Inclusion

Closing Date & Time

Emergency Relief provides financial or material aid to eligible people in the form of food parcels, clothes or vouchers. View grant

Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Food Relief

Category

Social Inclusion

Closing Date & Time

Food Relief organisations aim to increase access to cost‑effective supply of food items for Emergency Relief organisations. View grant

Saluting Their Service Community Commemorative Grants

Category

Commemorative

Closing Date & Time

The Community Commemorative Grants opportunity provides funding for community based commemorative activities that commemorate the involvement, service and sacrifice of Australia's service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations. 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

Commonwealth Financial Counselling and Financial Capability – Capability Building

Category

Social Inclusion

Services support the capacity and capability development of organisations to deliver high quality, high functioning services. View grant

Financial Resilience – Community Development Financial Institutions

Category

Social Inclusion

Services enhance workforce participation. View grant

Financial Resilience – No Interest Loan Scheme and StepUp

Category

Social Inclusion

Services provide access to no and low interest loans, microenterprise development loans and matched savings programs. View grant

Financial Resilience – Saver Plus

Category

Social Inclusion

Saver Plus is a matched savings program that provides participants with financial education training, personal guidance and support. View grant

Financial Counselling to Support People Affected by Problem Gambling

Category

Social Inclusion

Services provide specialised financial counselling services in targeted locations to support people affected by problem gambling. View grant

Financial Counselling and Capability – Money Support Hubs

Category

Social Inclusion

Services provide integrated Commonwealth Financial Counselling and Financial Capability, and in some instances Emergency Relief. View grant

Supporting Younger Veterans

Category

Veterans

On 25 June 2016, the Australian Government announced financial support for younger veterans with military service post-1999. Recognising that this group has unique needs, the Supporting Younger Veterans program was established. View grant

Legal support services for survivors engaging with the Commonwealth Redress Scheme

Category

Legal Services

The program provides a free support service to assist survivors of institutional child sexual abuse access redress under the Redress Scheme. View grant

Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) - Client Services

Category

Settlement Services

Equip eligible clients with the knowledge and skills to identify, understand and take action to address their settlement needs relating to social participation, economic and personal wellbeing, independence, and community connectedness. View grant

Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) – Community Capacity Building

Category

Settlement Services

Empower newly arrived community groups and organisations to support their communities through development of leadership and governance skills, linkages to broader community and government and providing access to resources and facilities. View grant

Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program Major Commemorative Grants

Category

Commemorative

Major Commemorative Grants provide funding for state/territory or nationally significant commemorative activities which commemorate the involvement, service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations. View grant

Sector Readiness Fund – Fund Administrator activity

Category

Industry Innovation

A fund administrator will distribute grants to non-government organisations to build their capability to participate in the social impact investing market and address complex social problems. View grant

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