Children and Family Intensive Support

Grant Category Child Health, Development and Wellbeing
Grant Status Closed
Delivered on behalf of Department of Social Services
Selection process Restricted
State/Territory Northern Territory South Australia
Closing Date/Time AEDT

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply via a restricted process to deliver Children and Family Intensive Support (CaFIS) in the Northern Territory and Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. CaFIS will replace the Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS). 

CaFIS is delivered under the Families and Children Activity. Funding will be offered from 1 November 2021 to 30 June 2026.  

The objective of CaFIS is to support vulnerable children and families in the Northern Territory and some communities in the APY Lands so that these children are growing up strong in families and communities that are safe and nurturing.

CaFIS will provide services that build on the strengths of families and communities to care for children and keep them connected to their culture. It will support parents and family members to develop their confidence and capability to bring children up strong, support co-ordinated services to meet the needs of families and address areas of concern that impact on children’s safety and wellbeing.

If you are not a listed organisation in the table in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines under section 4.1 (and have therefore not been invited to apply) and you would like to apply as a lead organisation in a consortium, contact the authorised person from the invited organisation list that you would like to have in your consortium. If they agree to form a consortium, you can request they forward the link to enable you to submit an application. Ensure you meet all the requirements for a consortium.

More information

More information about Children and Family Intensive Support, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Other grant opportunity documents are only accessible by invited applicants on the GrantConnect website.

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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 (option 1) or email

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Please quote 2020-4540 – Children and Family Intensive Support when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.