Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity – Inclusive Communities Grants

Category Social Inclusion

Status Open

Delivered on behalf of Department of Social Services

Selection Process Open

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity – Inclusive Communities Grants from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024.

These Grants aim to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people to participate socially and economically through local community-driven solutions that build self-reliance and empowerment. The Grants will focus on supporting people of working age (15-64 years) in geographic areas of high socio-economic disadvantage across all states and territories. This includes addressing barriers to participating in community activities, reducing social isolation, developing soft skills and promoting social and economic participation through funding projects that support:

  • the development of young people aged 12-18 who are, or are at risk of, disengagement, marginalisation and having limited engagement with education/training. 
  • people with disabilities and/or mental health issues to participate in their community, and become/remain independent and engaged.
  • vulnerable women who are, or at risk of, isolation or discrimination to participate in their community and increase their sense of self agency and empowerment.
  • people who are unemployed to address individual barriers to employment and increase their capacity to engage with existing employment/training services and/or work towards gaining employment.

More information

More information about the SARC Activity – Inclusive Communities Grants, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Sample Commonwealth Individualised Grant Agreement
  • Sample Commonwealth Individualised Grant Agreement General Grant Conditions
  • Sample Commonwealth Individualised Grant Agreement Supplementary Terms
  • Translating and Interpreting Services costing tool
  • Strong and Resilient Communities Indicative Program Logic Infographic
  • Strong and Resilient Communities Indicative Program Logic Infographic – children and youth under 18 years cohort
  • Strong and Resilient Communities Indicative Program Logic Infographic – people with disability and mental illness cohort
  • Strong and Resilient Communities Indicative Program Logic Infographic – unemployed people cohort
  • Strong and Resilient Communities Indicative Program Logic Infographic – vulnerable and disadvantaged women cohort
  • Strong and Resilient Communities Indicative Program Logic template
  • Priority Cohort presentations:
    • Strong and Resilient Communities – children and youth under 18 years cohort
    • Strong and Resilient Communities – unemployed people cohort
    • Strong and Resilient Communities – vulnerable and disadvantaged women cohort
    • Strong and Resilient Communities – people with disability and mental illness cohort

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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 (option1) or email support@communitygrants.gov.au.

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

Please quote 2021-5050 – SARC Activity – Inclusive Communities Grants when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents