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.
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.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse highlighted the need for organisations to adopt child safe pr
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:
In August 2018, the Department of Social Services (DSS) will report details of certain payments to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
The payments to be reported are:
- Payments made between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 for:
The Department of Social Services (DSS) has recently received reports that members of the Public have been contacted by an individual or individuals identifying themselves as DSS officers.
On 22 November 2017, the Try, Test and Learn funding round opened. Applicants can apply for funding to trial innovative projects to help improve the lives of vulnerable Australians, to support those who are most in need.
Applications for the Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) open competitive grant opportunity has been extended and will close at 2:00pm AEDST on Thursday 2 November 2017.
Since opening our doors for business on 1 July 2016, the Community Grants Hub, implemented by the Department of Social Services (DSS), is changing the way the Australian Government delivers grants.