Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS)

Grant Category Mental Health
Grant Status Closed
Delivered on behalf of Department of Social Services
Selection process Open
State/Territory National
Closing Date/Time AEDT

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply through an open competitive process to deliver the Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS) across Australia from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2026.

The ICAFSS is delivered under the Families and Children Activity. Its objective is to provide free, nation‑wide intercountry adoption-specific support, including counselling, information and education, to young and adult adoptees, adoptive parents and adoptive siblings, and prospective adoptive parents. This includes post-adoption support for adoptees and families formed by intercountry adoption, including by expatriate Australians while living overseas. The service may also support partners and children of adoptees where their need for support relates to the adoptee’s experience of intercountry adoption.

More information

More information about the ICAFSS, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Project Plan Template
  • Commonwealth Standard Grant Agreement
  • Commonwealth Standard Grant Conditions
  • Small Grants and Bursaries Guideline
  • Translating and Interpreting Services costing tool

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Please quote 2019-3637 – Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.