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The Community Grants Hub Hotline will be unavailable from 5:00 pm AEST Friday 27 May 2022 until 8:30 am AEST on Tuesday 31 May 2022. During this period, emails can be sent to support@communitygrants.gov.au; however, they will not be actioned until Hub staff return on Tuesday 31 May 2022.

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Scams and how to report them

If you are concerned that a phone call, SMS, voicemail or email claiming to be from the ATO, the Community Grants Hub or the Department of Social Services is not genuine, do not reply to it. We encourage you to:

  • report the scam to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) via visiting Scamwatch 
  • phone the Department of Social Services’ fraud reporting hotline on 1800 054 312, or email the fraud mailbox at fraud@dss.gov.au
  • contact the ATO on 1800 008 540.

If you have already provided information or are concerned that a crime has or may be committed, please immediately contact the police, your bank or the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) if it relates to your passport details.

It is important to know that Departmental officers at the Department of Social Services do not:

  • cold call members of the public to promise grant funding
  • contact members of the public seeking personal information, such as bank details, passport or license numbers.

It is a serious matter to impersonate a Commonwealth public official. It may even be a criminal offence carrying a penalty of imprisonment in some circumstances.

If you think you have been scammed, find out where to get help.

Open grants

Fostering Integration Grants

Category

Multiculturalism

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Home Affairs

The objective of the grant opportunity is to facilitate the participation, integration and social cohesion of both newly arrived migrants and multicultural communities in Australia.

Expansion of the Community Child Care Fund-Restricted (CCCFR) non-competitive grant opportunity (for specified services)

Category

Indigenous Education

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection process

Closed non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

The CCCFR expansion program aims to establish new early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in mainly remote and very remote areas to increase participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in culturally appropriate ECEC.

Foundation Partner for a National Centre for Place-Based Collaboration (Nexus Centre)

Category

Community Development

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Social Services

This grant is intended to fund a ‘Foundation Partner’ to deliver the first phase of work required to inform the establishment of a National Centre for Place-Based Collaboration (Nexus Centre). The Nexus Centre is envisaged to be an independent, non-government entity that will work with and across governments, communities and other stakeholders around Australia to support and amplify the effects of existing and emerging place-based initiatives.

Indian Ocean Territories Marine Parks Grants

Category

Natural Resources - Conservation and Protection

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection process

Open

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

This grant opportunity will support local community groups and organisations, industry and research organisations to engage in the management, protection, conservation and promotion of Indian Ocean Territories Marine Parks.

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

Category

Commemorative

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection process

Open

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program aims to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s defence personnel in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.