Strong and Resilient Communities - Community Resilience Grants

Grant Category Social Inclusion
Grant Status Closed
Delivered on behalf of
Selection process
State/Territory National
Closing Date/Time

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to deliver services under Families and Communities Program /Strong and Resilient Communities /Community Resilience grants from 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2021.

Community Resilience grants aim to build strong, resilient and cohesive communities to help make Australia more secure and harmonious as a whole.  This will be done through providing grants designed to address issues in communities that show potential for or early signs of low social cohesion, and/or racial, religious or cultural intolerance. 

Funding will only be available to eligible organisations to deliver one-off, time-limited, projects that build community social cohesion in the ways outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.  Projects may include a trial project, seed or start-up funding to establish new activities, and/or short term interventions to resolve a particular community issue.

Applicants must involve key stakeholders from the respective communities to demonstrate the project has endorsement by providing a letter of support as part of the application process. More information about the letter of support can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Applicants are also encouraged to collaborate with other organisations, formally (e.g. consortium arrangements) or informally (e.g. referral partnerships) to address the grant program’s objectives.

More information

More information about the Families and Communities Program/Strong and Resilient Communities/Community Resilience grants as well as requirements for applicants can be found in the Application Pack:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Application Form
  • Questions and Answers. This document may be updated throughout the application open period if/where new questions arise and warrant new information. The question and answer period will close at 5:00pm AEST 16 August 2017 so that answers to questions can be published prior to the application closing date. No further questions, except for those relating to using and/or submitting the Application Form, will be answered following this date.
  • Streamlined Grant Agreement General Grant Conditions
  • Budget Template
  • Sample Application Form - Community Resilience

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Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 and/or

More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found at the Community Grants Hub website.

Please quote 2016-597 - Community Resilience Grants when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.