Stronger Families, Stronger Communities

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion’s Stronger Families, Stronger Communities Grants make one-off funding available to eligible community organisations to develop projects that address priority needs and issues and improve outcomes for culturally diverse communities.

Grants are available for projects or initiatives that are aimed at building capacity, knowledge and skills within the community, but that do not create an ongoing need for funding.

The priorities for Stronger Families, Stronger Communities Grants 2017-18 to 2018-19 are to fund initiatives that help strengthen families and support social cohesion and a shift towards intercultural thinking. Please read the funding guidelines for more information about these priorities and examples of projects.

Grants of up to $200,000 are available for projects that commence on 1 July 2017 and conclude by 30 June 2019.

Applications are now open and close 5pm, Friday 17 February 2017.

How to apply

Carefully read the guidelines to determine whether your organisation meets the funding criteria. If you are unsure, please contact the Grants team on 1300 650 985.

Complete and submit the online application form and submit all required documentation, including quotes and a cash flow; and evidence your organisation provides services or support for culturally diverse communities.

Submit the completed application by the closing time and date. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

Information session

A grant information session was held on 12 January 2017 and a summary of of questions/responses is available to download below, as well as the PowerPoint presentation provided on the day:

There will be no further information sessions, but there may be further clarification questions which need to be added to the list.

Previous grant recipients

Further information

Contact the Grants Team on 1300 650 985 or email.