Families and Communities Program – Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity

Grant opportunity – coming soon.

Strong and Resilient Communities – Inclusive Communities grants will support the social and economic participation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in their communities by providing funding that supports:

  • the development of young people aged 12 to 18 years who are, or are at risk of, being disengaged, marginalised and having limited engagement with education/training
  • people with disabilities and/or mental health issues to participate in their community, and work towards becoming and/or remaining independent and engaged
  • vulnerable women who experience, or are 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 social and economic participation and employment by increasing their capacity for engagement with existing employment, community supports, and training services, as they work towards gaining meaningful employment.

Funding will be available to eligible organisations to deliver one-off, time-limited, new projects in their communities. Projects may include a trial, seed or start-up project to establish new activities, short-term interventions, or the significant reframing of existing activities.

The grant opportunity will be administered by the Community Grants Hub on behalf of the Department of Social Services.

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