Community Child Care Fund Open Competitive Round 3 grant opportunity – Upcoming Grant Opportunity
The Australian Government has approved funding of $117 million (GST exclusive) from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024 for Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) Open Competitive grant opportunity.
National Disability Strategy - National Disability Conference Initiative
Grant Opportunity – coming soon.
A new Mainstream Conference Inclusion Activity stream will be added to the long standing National Disability Conference Initiative (NDCI) (hyperlink to information page) grant opportunity for the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants
The Australian Government has allocated funding to further support the efforts of Australia's volunteers. The Department of Social Services has provided the following State and Territory volunteering peak bodies with funding to administer a Supplementary Volunteer Grants program:
Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS) 2021-2026
A new open competitive grant opportunity for the Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS) will be open for application across a period of six weeks between October and December 2020. Delivery of the redesigned ICAFSS is scheduled to commence from 1 July 2021.
AUSkey is moving to myGovID
AUSkey is being replaced at the end of March 2020, with a new government digital identity called myGovID. AUSkey is the current secure method that allows users access to the Grant Recipient Portal, the Data Exchange and other online government services.
Grants-in-Aid 2020-21 grant opportunity – coming soon
A new grant round of the Grants-in-Aid program (the program) will open for applications on Wednesday 15 January 2020.
Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) 2020-21 grant opportunity – coming soon
A new grant round of the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program (the program) will open for applications on Monday 6 January 2020.
Reminder: Child Safety Requirements
As part of the Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse findings, you may have received an email and letter from the Department of Social Service seeking confirmation that your organisation and any staff engaging with children, comply with state and/or territory legislation relating to working with children.
Funding arrangements and child safety
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse highlighted the need for organisations to adopt child safe pr
Stronger Outcomes for Families
Invitation to contribute
The Department of Social Services (DSS) would like to invite you to contribute to the future of family and children services. Under the Families and Children Activity, DSS invests approximately $217 million annually in the following programs: