Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Emergency Relief

Category Social Inclusion

Status Closed

Selection Process Open

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply in an open selection process to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Financial Wellbeing and Capability (FWC) Activity – Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Emergency Relief across Australia from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2023.

The FWC Activity is a component of the Families and Communities Program. The Families and Communities Program aims to strengthen relationships, improve the wellbeing 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.

The objectives of the FWC Activity are to support eligible individuals and families to navigate financial crises, build financial wellbeing, financial capability, and resilience. FWC services provide support for vulnerable people and those most at risk of financial and social exclusion and disadvantage.

Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Emergency Relief contributes to the FWC Activity outcomes by providing immediate financial or material aid to eligible people. This may constitute food parcels, clothes or vouchers (for example for supermarket, utilities or petrol).

More information

More information about the services under the Families and Communities Program – FWC Activity and delivery of services, as well as requirements for applicants, are available in the following documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Standard Grant Agreement General Grant Conditions

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Other future grant opportunities are published on GrantConnect, the Australian Government grants information system.

Contacting the Community Grants Hub

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

Please quote 2017-1079 – Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Emergency Relief when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

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

Grant Opportunity Documents